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Monday, February 1, 2016

PHS basketball teams both beaten by G-E-T

The Prescott prep boys' and girls' basketball were both defeated by Gale-Ettrick-Treampealeau Saturday in front of a standing-room only crowd in the Prescott High School gymnasium.

The Cardinal girls' team lost 46-26 to G-E-T while the No. 6 ranked Redbirds boys' hoops team lost 74-63 to the No. 1 ranked Red Hawks.

The scored was tied after the first half of the girls' game 12-12. But G-E-T, 14-3 overall, outscored PHS, 5-11 overall, 34-14 in the second half as the Hawk's top scorer, freshman Lexi Wagner, scored all 17 of her points in the second half, including five three-pointers. G-E-T made nine trifectas while had just one.

Prescott's leading scorer was Jessica Weber with six points while teammates Katie Miller scored four points.

The boys' game was close early-on as well with PHS holding a slight lead. The scored was tied 18-18 midway through when G-E-T took control and outscored the Cards 22-13 for a 40-31 halftime advantage. They expanded their lead to as much as 17 points in the second half.

Three-point shooting was again decisive factor as the Red Hawks, 14-0 overall, made 10 to Prescott's four. G-E-T's leading scorer Nick Wagner finished with a game-high 27 points but teammate Tyler Scherr, who only averaged five points a contest coming into the ballgame, put down 15 thanks to five made three-pointers. G-E-T also got 14 points from Chris Thompson.

Leading PHS in scoring was Mike Harris with 21. Owen Hamilton finished with 19 points and Peter Brookshaw scored 14 but no one else for Prescott, 13-3 overall scored more than four points.

See more on this basketball doubleheader in this week's print edition of the Prescott Journal, on newsstands Wednesday.

Prescott's Kate Miller tries a drop-step move through the lane against the G-E-T defense.

Prescott's Keegan Nielsen tries to push the ball up for a shot against two G-E-T defenders.

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