Girls basketball: Prescott back at .500
The Prescott Cardinals are back to a .500 record after picking up their seventh Middle Border Conference win of the season on Thursday, Feb. 1.
The Cardinals (9-9, 7-4) handled the Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks (9-9, 5-6) with a 55-39 victory in their second win over the B-W team this season.
Prescott took a 21-12 lead at the half and never let up after the break.
Junior Haylee Yaeger led the Cardinals squad with 17 points and also contributed five rebounds. Bella Lenz added 14 points, four steals and three assists, while Allie Murphy finished with eight points and two assists. McKenna Johnson had six points and four rebounds.
Kaelyn Lewis led the Cardinals in rebounding with six boards.
With the win, the Cardinals are still sitting at third place in the MBC rankings behind Amery (8-3) and ahead of Somerset, Baldwin-Woodville and Osceola who all have conference records of 5-6.
The Cardinals have four games left in their regular season and will host Ellsworth (4-12, 1-10) on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
Colfax 67, Elmwood/Plum City 36
The EPC Wolves took on the Colfax Vikings for the second time this season on Thursday night, and although the Wolves showed some improvements in the teams' second matchup, the outcome of the second meeting was similar to when they first lost to the Vikings on Dec. 21.
In December, the Wolves were defeated 65-32 and allowed for 20 Vikings free-throw attempts. That night Colfax was 14-for-20 from the line, but on Thursday the Vikings shot three-for-seven from the charity stripe.
The Vikings made 10 three-pointers in both games against EPC, but the Wolves improved from zero-for-seven to five-for-nine from behind the three-point arc in the second matchup.
Yet, EPC's small achievements were not enough to contend with the Vikings who claimed a 39-18 lead at half.
Colfax's Kameri Meredith led all scorers with 19 points. The sophomore forward shot 70 percent from the field and added seven rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks to her stat line. Meredith's teammate Savannah Henricks followed right behind her with 18 points, four assists, four steals and three rebounds. Henricks was four-for-seven from behind the three-point line.
EPC was led in scoring by Rowan Rupakus who finished with 13 points. Hannah Feuker led the Wolves in rebounding with six boards.
Ellie Funk was out sick against the Vikings.
The Wolves (7-11, 4-7) have four games left in the regular season, three of which are conference games, and are now fifth in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference rankings. Colfax (14-4, 10-1) is tied for first in the conference with Durand.
EPC hosts Elk Mound on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
Scoring for the Wolves: Rupakus 13, Lexi Diesing 9, Alyssa Peterson 5, Katie Feuker 4, Tayler Whipple 3, Hannah Feuker 2.
Scoring for the Vikings: Meredith 19, Henricks 18, Alyssa Dachel 12, Rachel Scharlau 7, Josie Steinke 6, Addy Olson 3, Marissa Harmon 2.
Elk Mound 78, Spring Valley 33
The Mounders settled things early in Spring Valley on Thursday night by putting up 54 points in the first half of their Dunn-St. Croix conference matchup against the Cardinals.
Elk Mound's Morgan Radtke and Allie Weber combined for 47 points to lift their team to a 45-point victory. Weber led all scorers with 25 points.
Camryn Wegener led the Cardinals with 11 points, and Lexi Johansen chipped in 10 points of her own.
The Cardinals (1-17, 0-11) have yet to win a conference game and only have three more chances to do so. Elk Mound is now 14-4 on the season and 8-3 in conference play, which puts them two games back from catching Colfax and Durand.
SV heads to Durand on Tuesday, Feb. 6 before hosting EPC on Friday, Feb. 9. The Cardinals were defeated by the Wolves in double overtime on Jan. 9.
Scoring for the Cardinals: Wegener 11; Johansen 10; Brianna O'Brien 4; Tessa Cipriano, Maddy Olson, Lydia Wittmer 2; Brenna Schreiber, Erin Stans 1.
Scoring for the Mounders: Weber 25; Radtke 22; Crista Sweeney 15; Hannah Cedarblade 7; Ashley Gunderson-Morris 3; Madysen Borofka, Sophie Cedarblade, Taya Schaefer 2.