Playing in their first game in a week, Ellsworth hoped to put an end to a four-game skid dating back to Dec. 21. There was no luck to be found in that regard, however as the Panthers traveled to New Richmond on Tuesday and came home with their fifth-straight loss — a 93-78 defeat.
The score represented a new season-high for Ellsworth as it had its highest total of points scored and the most scored against in a game. Much of the damage against came from CJ Campbell, who torched Ellsworth for 49 points.
Ellsworth’s Mason Anderson was no slouch in the scoring department either as he recorded a season-high 33 points. Jack Janke also had a huge game tying his season high in points with 22. Shane Lange was the only other Panther to score more than five points as he ended up with 10 on the night.
Ellsworth, 3-6, will host Osceola on Thursday and Spring Valley on Friday to close out the week.
Prescott recovers with conference win
Coming off of two Middle Border Conference losses, Prescott needed to right the ship and find the same success it had through much of December. That success was found Tuesday night when Amery visited, as the Cardinals cruised to a 79-40 victory.
Prescott stormed out of the gates with a 38-20 halftime lead that they only increased in the second half by outscoring the Warriors 41-20. Leading the charge for the Cardinals was Jordan Malmlov with 26 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Other key contributors included Dallas Wallin with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals, Tanner Dalman with nine points, Justin Syverson with eight points and four assists, and Philip Seifert with eight points and a pair of rebounds and assists.
Prescott, 7-4, is next scheduled to travel to Baldwin-Woodville on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
St. Croix Central 90, Somerset 76
Augustana 51, Boyceville 44