Boys basketball: SV and EPC pick up Monday-night losses
Pierce County's two Dunn-St. Croix Conference boys basketball teams suffered losses on Monday, Jan. 8.
The Spring Valley Cardinals (4-7, 1-3) continued with their difficult schedule by facing the Division 3 Saint Croix Central Panthers who are 7-2 on the season.
Rob Bosshart's Cardinals were coming off a 48-64 loss to the Durand Panthers, while SCC lengthened their winning streak after a Friday, Jan. 5 win against Osceola.
SCC only led 25-24 at the half, but outscored SV by 15 points in the final half of play to claim a 61-45 win over the Division 4 Cardinals. The Cardinals shot 48 percent from the free-throw line making 12 of their 25 attempts from the charity stripe.
SCC was able to hold the Cardinals' leading scorer, Aaron Borgerding, to five points. Dylan Bosshart and Tyson Kado both put up 15 points to lead their team in scoring.
Also scoring for the Cardinals: Mike Bauer 5, Zack Williams 4, Jack Walkky 1.
SV will have a chance to move up in the conference rankings on Thursday, Jan. 11 when they travel to Elk Mound to take on the Mounders who are 3-7 on the season and 2-2 in conference play.
Independence 50, Elmwood/Plum City 42
EPC (4-5, 1-3) led the Indees 21-19 at halftime, but were once again defeated by turnovers in their Monday-night loss.
The Wolves did outrebound their nonconference opponents 35-25, but committed 24 turnovers to Independence's 16. Both teams shot 33 percent from the field, but Independence ended with three players scoring in double-digits, while Luke Baier was EPC's lone player to exceed nine points. Baier finished with 14 points to lead the Wolves, and also recorded seven rebounds, two steals and one block.
Junior Tyler Maxwell was EPC's rebounding leader with eight boards, and he also added nine points and three assists to his team's effort.
Nic Forster led the Wolves with four assists.
Other Wolves scorers: Zack Phillips 8; Nic Forster 7; Jordan Brunner, Carson Heath 2.
Scoring for the Indees: Isaac Pape 19, Sam Killian 15, Jesse Pientok 10, Dayne Keenan 4, Ian Pfaff 2.
The Wolves continue their season on Thursday, Jan. 11 at home against Colfax (7-3, 4-0) who's at the top of the Dunn-St. Croix Conference along with Durand.
Tuesday, Jan. 9 games (all are scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m.):
• Elmwood/Plum City girls basketball team vs. Spring Valley at Plum City High School
• Prescott girls basketball team at Ellsworth
• Ellsworth boys basketball team at Osceola