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COLFAX - The Elmwood/Plum City boys basketball team pushed its winning streak to five games after beating Colfax Tuesday evening 52-51. The win puts the Wolves in a three-way tie for first place in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference at 5-2 along with Colfax and Mondovi, who topped Elk Mound 57-50 on Tuesday.
OSCEOLA - The Ellsworth High School boys' basketball team won its second straight game, 76-72 in overtime over Osceola Tuesday. The Panthers outscored the Chieftains 25-13 in the fourth quarter to tie game at 62-62 after trailing through of the ballgame "The boys played with a lot of heart and passion. we came together as a team and showed what kind of ball we are capable of playing." EHS head coach Corey Enberg said. EHS had its best game on offense for the 2014-15 season with four players scoring in double figures.
PRESCOTT - The Prescott High School boys' basketball team is back atop Division 3 polls and and alone atop the Middle Border Conference. The Cardinals crushed New Richmond 64-44 Tuesday evening in front of a near-full house in the PHS gym. Both teams entered the game undefeated in the MBC at 6-0. Prescott broke open the game late in the second quarter.
The Prescott High School boys' basketball team is back on top of Division 3 PHS received the most first place votes in the Associated Press statewide poll released this morning, which ranks them No.1 again in D-3, just in time for the Cardinals' big game this evening vs. New Richmond. The contest is set for 7:30 p.m. at Prescott High School. Both teams are 6-0 in the Middle Border Conference. PHS is 12-1 overall while NR is 7-5. All of the Tigers' losses have come to Big Rivers Conference schools.
PLUM CITY - The Elmwood/Plum City prep co-op girls basketball team played a much better second half than the first, preventing an already bad 56-26 loss to Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran Monday evening from being even worse. That's because the Wolves found themselves down 19-0 after the first quarter and trailed at halftime 30-4. Immanuel's Emily Hein led all scorers with 25 points.
The Pierce County Herald's Athletes of the Week are four Ellsworth High School students: wrestlers Cole Skelton, Tristan Mueller and Josh Hines along with basketball player Kelsey Betthauser; Elmwood's Levi Wolf and Plum City's Alex Boyer. Skelton, Mueller and Hines all went undefeated last week in five matches to help the No.
The Ellsworth and Spring Valley/Elmwood prep wrestling teams both won their respective Saturday meets. No. 2 ranked Ellsworth participated in the Bluejacket Duals at Cambridge, Minn. The Panthers went 4-0 to take first in the five-team dual meet round-robin. EHS defeated Forest Lake 45-22, Andover 75-6, the host school Cambridge-Isanti 37-25 and Mora, ranked No. 9 in Minnesota Class AA by a 33-27 score. The four wins improve the Panthers' dual meet record to 12-2 overall. It's the second tournament win in Minnesota for EHS this season. No.
Elmwood/Plum City prep boys basketball team won its fourth game in a row while Spring Valley lost its fourth game in a row Saturday in Dunn-St. Croix Conference action. EPC edged Boyceville 44-43 in Elmwood. Spring Valley lost 58-51 to St. Croix Central in Hammond. EPC trailed the Bulldogs 26-15 at halftime but outscored the visitors 29-17 in the second half. Levi Wolf led EPC in scoring with 16 points and teammate Alex Boyer had 10 points. The Wolves' recent wins have pushed them to second place in the D-SC at 4-2, one game behind league-leading Colfax who is 5-1.
Girls Basketball Ellsworth 48, New Richmond 39 Baldwin-Woodville 54, Prescott 18 Wrestling Eden Prairie, Minn. 55, Prescott 6 Forest Lake, Minn. 67, Prescott 6 Prescott 36, Luck/Frederic/Grantsburg 28 BOYS HIGH...
The Ellsworth High School girls basketball team won its first game of the season Friday by a 48-39 score over New Richmond at Ellsworth. EHS's Kelsey Betthauser led all scorers with 30 points. The Panthers trailed 31-29 at halftime but outscored the Tigers, 3-9 overall, 19-8 in the second half. Ellsworth held NR's leading scorer Hannah Simpson to just four points and no field goals in the second half after she scored 18 points in the first half. Payton Bjorkman finished with eight points for Ellsworth, 1-11 overall. The Panthers' next game is at home Tuesday vs.