Prep basketball: Tuesday, Dec. 5 recaps
The formerly undefeated Ellsworth girls basketball team (2-1, 0-1) picked up their first loss of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 5 to the 2-2 Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks.
The Panthers lost 35-52 to the Blackhawks in their first Middle Border Conference game of the season. The Blackhawks opened their conference play on Friday, Dec. 1 in their 29-57 loss to Amery.
BW got off to a quick start against the Panthers, and hit five of their first seven shots. The Panthers never claimed the lead, but cut an 11-point deficit to just three before the end of the first half.
The Panthers' late run brought the Blackhawks' lead to 20-17 at the break.
However, poor shooting from the Panthers, four BW second-half three-pointers and 14 free-throw attempts for the Blackhawks helped BW pull away from the Panthers in the final half of the conference game.
Panthers head coach Jason Janke said his team lost all three of its primary areas of focus Tuesday night by a substantial margin.
"We just can't continue to give up as many second-chance points as we did tonight," Janke said. "From start to finish, we did not play the way we're capable. We hope to fix that this week."
Ellsworth's next chance to play to the best of their ability will come on Friday, Dec. 8 when the Panthers host the Amery Warriors at 7:15 p.m.
Prescott girls basketball
Last week the Cardinals showed that they're capable of blowing teams out of the water, but were challenged with a game against the Amery Warriors on Tuesday night that came down-to-the-wire.
Like their game against Osceola, the Cardinals came out on top in their second conference game of the season.
Prescott sealed a 53-52 victory with two Haylee Yaeger free throws that gave the Cardinals a one-point advantage with 18 seconds left on the clock.
Yaeger finished with 16 points and six rebounds, and led the Cardinals in scoring against the Warriors.
Allie Murphy added 12 points to her team's win, seven of which came from the free-throw line. Bella Lenz scored 11 points. Both guards also contributed three rebounds and three assists apiece in Tuesday night's game.
Mackenzie Carey and Nicole Dalman each scored six points, and Dalman also came down with six boards.
Senior Katie Miller finished with two points.
Amery's Madeline Granica, who averaged 26.5 points per game in the Warriors' first four games, led all scorers with 25 points.
Prescott head coach Ron Murphy considered his team's matchup against the Warriors a "good win" despite his team's poor shooting.
The now 2-1 Cardinals will be challenged with the 4-1 Saint Croix Central Panthers on Friday, Dec. 8. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. at Prescott High School.
EPC girls basketball
The Wolves lost their third straight game on Tuesday night against the 3-1 Mondovi Buffaloes.
Jessica Martin led EPC in scoring in their 35-43 loss with nine points. Martin also added two rebounds, two steals and one assist.
Hannah Feuker added eight points, eight rebounds, four steals and two blocks to her team's effort. Her younger sister, Katie, finished with six rebounds, five points, three steals, one assist and one block.
Lexi Diesing contributed six points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal. Lexi Diesing grabbed eight rebounds, dished out six assists, scored four points and added four blocks and two steals.
Alyssa Peterson, who's averaging 11.2 points per game after four games, was held to just three points against Mondovi. She also had six rebounds, two assists and one steal on the night.
Mondovi's Haley Poeschel led all scorers with 13 points.
Next, the 1-3 Wolves host an undefeated Durand team on Friday, Dec. 8.
SV boys basketball
The Cardinals held the Alma/Pepin Eagles to just 34 points in their nonconference matchup Tuesday night.
The now 2-1 Cardinals defeated the Eagles 65-34.
Aaron Borgerding (22 points) and Dylan Bosshart (18 points) made up 40 of SV's 65 points.
The other 25 Cardinals points came from Mike Bauer (eight), Tyson Kado (six), Zack Williams (six), Lance McMurrin (two), Trevor Stangl (two) and Jack Walkky (one).
The Cardinals will look to grab their third win of the season on Thursday, Dec. 7 at home against the Glenwood City Hilltoppers.