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Saturday, December 12, 2015

After slow start, Prescott boys hoops runs fast past Amery for 80-52 win

The Prescott High School boys basketball trailed its opponent for the first time this season.

But it didn't take long for the Cardinals to get the lead back and hold it to an overwhelming victory. After falling behind Amery 12-7 in the opening minutes  of Friday's Middle Border Conference contest in Prescott, the Cardinals outscored the Warriors 27-9 to take a 34-21 halftime lead on their way to a 80-52 victory.

"We were little rusty to start with having not played in 10 days," PHS head coach Nick Johnson said. "But more than anything we had to do a better job of moving the ball and that meant more passing rather than taking quick jump shots in order to get better shots after breaking down their defense."

Mike Harris led the Cardinals' scoring column with 27 points. Three other PHS players were in double figures with Peter Brookshaw scoring 15 points, Owen Hamilton 15 points and Keegan Nielsen 13 points.

Riley Walz led Amery in scoring with 19 points.

Prescott improves to 2-0 overall and in the MBC while Amery drops to 1-1 in the league and 2-1 overall.  The Cards are in action again Tuesday at home vs. Baldwin-Woodville.

For more on this game read next week's edition of the Prescott Journal, on newsstands Wednesday.

Prescott's Keegan Nielsen twist himself to get a lay-up against Amery.


Prescott's Mike Harris puts up a shot surrounded by Amery defenders.







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