Basketball: Elk girls top Coon Rapids 47-32 for 1st conference win

Shelby Gracik sank 12 points for the Elks. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


Elk River led comfortably all the way in a rough and ragged game against Coon Rapids, winning 57-42 at home on Thursday evening.

Junior guard Shelby Gracik led with 12 points, including two of the team’s five 3-pointers. Senior guard Jordyn Sohns and freshman center Abi Scheid added nine each.

The Elks had a big rebound edge led by Scheid, with Molly Detloff and Brittani Cornelius also strong on the boards.

Brittani Cornelius drove to the basket against Coon Rapids’ Katlyn Woitas. She would get a layup and free throw on the play. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Both teams made batches of turnovers.

The Elks led 31-16 at the half, with Jayne Langbehn nailing a 3-pointer from 25 feet at the buzzer.

Shayla Huffman and Raquel Hawkins scored nine points each for Coon Rapids (0-4) and Maegan McKernon eight. Huffman had three of their six 3-pointers.

The Elks (3-2) picked up their first conference win, after losing to a pair of ranked teams, Centennial and Osseo.

The Elks will host St. Michael-Albertville on Tuesday.

Elk River — Holly Skalsky 2, Jordyn Sohns 9, Jayne Langbehn 6, Anna Rollag 7, Shelby Gracik 12, Molli Detloff 6, Abi Scheid 9, Brittany Cornelius 6