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Somerset boys basketball tops Prescott, ties MBC race for title

The Somerset boys basketball team put together a showcase effort at both ends of the court in defeating Prescott 58-40  in Somerset on Tuesday.

This throws the two teams into a tie for the Middle Border Conference lead with one loss each.

Somerset's offense was a two-pronged attack between seniors Jack Emmert and Gaelin Elmore, with each of them scoring 23 points. Emmert started fast, hitting three three-pointers in the first quarter. Elmore was unstoppable in the post area as the Spartans worked to take advantage of his strength advantage.

The Spartans led 15-11 after a quarter and they were ahead 27-19 by halftime. The Spartans hit 13 straight free throws in the fourth quarter to make sure Prescott would not make a comeback.

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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