Basketball: Andover runs away from Elk girls 60-34

Mikala Macomber of the Elks wrestled for a rebound with Andover's McKenzie Becker (10) and Haydin Becker in the first half. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


The Elk River girls hung with the Andover Huskies for a little while but wound up with a 60-34 defeat at home on Tuesday evening.

Andover led 21-18 before springing  loose some turnovers and scoring the last 12 points of the half for a 33-18 lead, then dominated the second half.

Elk guard Anna Rollag was hounded by Andover's Tommaneka Wallace (3). (Photo by Bruce Strand)

“Our conference has a lot of good athletes in it,” said Elk coach Reed Caouette, whose team in 1-7 in the NWSC and 4-2 outside the conference. “We started out doing some good things, but all of a sudden the floodgates opened.”

Tommaneka Wallace sank 13 points and Haydin Becker 12 to lead the Huskies (4-5 conference, 7-7 overall).

Shelby Gracik led the Elks with 11 points. Victoria Jenson was next with seven.

The Elks will play at Park Center on Thursday.