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Blue Devils' hoops long losing streak to GC snapped

GLENWOOD CITY -- Plum City's long nightmare is over.

Years of losing to Glenwood City in boys' basketball were wiped away Friday as the Blue Devils' topped the Hilltoppers 64-57 at home.

It was Plum City's first win over Glenwood since the early 1990s.

What separated this contest from the past for PC was the game-high 35 points poured in by Logan Radle. He hit four three-pointers, three of them coming in a third quarter run that put some distance both clubs after a 27-27 tie at halftime. Twenty-Four of Radle's points came in the second half.

Another difference was free-throw shooting. The Blue Devils sank 22-of-26 attempts taking advantage of 23 Glenwood City, 12-7 overall, fouls.

And the third difference maker was defense. The Devils held GC's top scorers, Tyler Kuehndorf and Nick Schouten, to a combined 11 points, the same amount as Glenwood's leading scorer, Tim Yoder.

Zach Gilles was also in double figures for PC with 13 points while Ryan Flynn finished with seven. Radle also had five assists.

Plum City head coach Wayne Radle said that he hoped the win would benefit his team during the regional seeding meeting that was held over the weekend, and it did, pushing PC to a No. 4 seed in the Division 4 Arcadia Regional tournament. The Blue Devils host Cochrane-Fountain City next Tuesday.

Also in that regional, Spring Valley received the No. 2 seed and will take on Pepin at home while Elmwood travels to Alma as the No. 6 seed.

In Division 3, Prescott was a No. 6 seed and will play at St. Croix Falls next Tuesday while in Division 2, Ellsworth received a No. 5 seed and will play at Sparta.