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Prescott girls win fifth straight in rout over Ellsworth

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ELLSWORTH, Wis. - Defense has helped Prescott High School's girls basketball team win five straight games and defense was on display for the Cardinals in a 52-20 win over Highway 10 rival Ellsworth Tuesday.

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Ellsworth had one of its best games on offense in the first half since beating Cannon Falls back on Nov. 30. They trailed the Cardinals by a manageable 28-15 margin at halftime. But Prescott's press smothered Ellsworth in the second half, outscoring them 24-5.

Katy Syverson and Kellie Magee led the Cardinals in scoring off of steals with 14 and 13 points respectively. Elly Boles finished with six points for Prescott, 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the Middle Border Conference.

Kelsey Betthauser led Ellsworth, 1-6 overall and 0-4 in the MBC, in scoring with eight points while Michaela DeGross finished with four points.

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