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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Cards' clobber non-conference opponents, now ranked in top 10

Prescott High School's Boys Basketball Team easily won both their non-conference games this week before the Christmas break.

PHS downed Spring Valley 72-38 and smashed Glenwood City 93-41, their largest margin of victory this season. Both games were at the Prescott High School gymnasium.

Against Spring Valley back on Monday, Prescott's Owen Hamilton had a double-double 11 points, 11 rebounds. Mike Harris led PHD in scoring with 19 points followed by Peter Brookshaw's 17 points and Keegan Nielsen's 13 points. Luke Murphy finished with five assists and nine points while Brookshaw and Jake Syverson each had four assists.

Prescott led Valley 43-23 at halftime and held SV to just 15 points in the second half.

The Cardinal followed up their win over Spring Valley with their best game on offense this season, ripping the Hilltoppers for a 52-point win.

"We played very on offense. Our ball rotation and inside-out game really broke down their 2-3 zone defense." PHS head coach Nick Johnson said.

Harris and Hamilton both scored 23 points and both had 10 rebounds for double-doubles. Harris finished with six assists. Brookshaw finished with 15 points and Nick Simon finished in double figures for Prescott with 10 points.

The wins improve Prescott's overall record to 6-0 and have moved them into the top in the state in Division 3 in the latest coaches poll. The Cardinals are ranked No. 8. Future opponent Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau is ranked No. 1 with a 5-0 record. The two teams will meet Jan. 30 in Prescott at 6 p.m.

Prescott's next games are in the Hastings, Minn. Tournament next Tuesday and Wednesday. The Cardinals take on river rival Hastings Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m.

Read more on these games in next week's Prescott Journal.

Prescott's Keegan Nielsen (21) and Mike Harris (11) both shoot lay-ups against Spring Valley.


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