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No. 7 seeds triumph in boys' basketball regionals

Alex Gilles contests a rebound with an Alma-Pepin player.

Being a No. 7 seed in WIAA Boys' Basketball regional tournaments didn't stop Prescott and Plum City from winning their first round games Tuesday evening.

Prescott went to double overtime to beat Glenwood City at Glenwood 74-70 in the Division 3 Amery Regional while Plum City annihilated their rivals Alma-Pepin 65-43 at Alma in the Division 4 Arcadia Regional tournament.

Prescott sank 10 free throws in the second overtime to beat the Hilltoppers while Plum City held a 16 point lead at halftime over the Eagles and never looked back thanks to a game-high 30 points from point guard Chase Luebker.

Prescott and Plum City are the only two area teams left in the regionals. Ellsworth lost at Baldwin-Woodville 53-43 in Division 2. Spring Valley made a valiant effort at No. 13 ranked St. Croix Central but the Panthers still won 58-49 in Division 3 and Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran won at home over Elmwood 57-54 in Division 4.

Regional semifinals are on Thursday. Prescott will be at No. 3 seed Webster while Plum City is at No. 3 seed Eleva-Strum.