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Somerset sophomore guard Jack Emmert (15) drives along the baseline in the game against Ellsworth.

Must-win gets Somerset boys basketball back into conference race

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The facts were pretty clear.

If the Somerset boys basketball team didn't beat Ellsworth on Thursday, the Spartans could kiss any chance of catching the Middle Border Conference leaders goodbye.


The Spartans trailed for much of Thursday's game, but they hit 7-8 free throws in the final minute to pull ahead of Ellsworth for a 43-40 victory.

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Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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