Elk River girls basketball capped a tough week with a 42-33 loss to the Blaine Bengals on Friday evening in Blaine.
The bottom three teams in the NWSC are the Elks and Anoka, each 1-6, and Blaine at 2-6. The Elks also lost to Anoka, 60-53, on Tuesday.
Courtney Langiewicz sank 12 points, Alysha Heath 11 and Mickenzie Craft nine to lead the Bengals (3-10 overall).
Shelby Gracik tallied 11, Anna Rollag 10 and Jordyn Sohns eight for the Elks (5-7).
The Elks will host Andover on Tuesday.