The Lady Elks have struggled all season to get their first win. On Wednesday night, the tides finally turned as Elkin was able to hang on to take its first victory of the season. The Lady Elks hosted North Stokes in a game that was low scoring, but the heat was off the charts. Elkin was able to take a 37-31 win over the Vikings to move to 1-8 overall.
The first quarter saw both teams come out firing as Elkin would score, and North Stokes would answer back. Chloe Osborne got things started for the Lady Elks as she made her way to the basket for a two-point layup. North Stokes tied the game on its next drive down the court, and the game was off to a running start.
North Stokes took a 4-2 lead, but that didn’t last long as Catie Beth Brown set up behind the three-point arch and put the ball through the hoop to give Elkin a 5-4 lead. On Elkin’s next play, Brown put in another basket for a 7-4 score then Audrey Jennings put in a basket for a 9-4 score. North Stokes was able to answer back and put in five points for the Vikings. At the end of the quarter, the game was tied 9-9.
Elkin decided that it would beef up its defense in the second quarter, and it did just that. The Lady Elks held the Vikings to zero points while they went on a nine-point scoring run. Osborne, Kyley Cook and Jennings put up points for the Lady Elks. Jennings capped off the quarter by making a two-point basket then a three-point basket to give Elkin an 18-9 lead going into halftime.
Coming back to the court after the break, both teams scored five point in the third quarter to make the score 23-14. In the third quarter, things started to heat up for Elkin as the Lady Elks put up 14 points. Elkin didn’t allow the Vikings to get closer than six points, as the defensive pressure made all of the difference in the outcome. Elkin was able to hang on to take a 37-31 win over the Vikings.
Elkin was 48 percent from the paint at 10-21, 43 percent with three points at 3-7, and 14-23 from the free throw line.
C. Brown – 13 points and 8 rebounds
A. Jennings – 9 points and 2 rebounds
C. Matthews – 5 points and 3 rebounds
C. Osborne – 4 points and 4 rebounds
K. Cook – 3 points and 2 rebounds
C. Flores – 3 points and 1 rebound
L. Edwards – 5 rebounds
A. Flores – 3 rebounds