Basketball: Elk girls top Blaine 62-29

Junior guard Shelby Gracik lined up a free shot on the way to scoring 18 points for the Elks. Behind her is Erin Ness. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


Elk River breezed to a 62-29 victory over a struggling Blaine Bengals squad at home Tuesday evening.

Junior guard Shelby Gracik tallied 18 points, leading nine Elks in the scoring column. Jayme Langbehn, freshman forward, notched nine points (5-for-6 on free shots) and freshman center Abi Scheid had eight points and 14 rebounds.

Anna Rollag (24) of the Elks scored after a turnover in the first half. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

The Elks had four 3-pointers, two by Gracik, and made 13 of 28 free shots. Their defensive pressure led to a stream of breakaway baskets in the first half, which ended with the Elks up 34-9.

The Elks are 3-2 in the NWSC and 6-3 overall. Blaine dropped to 0-8.

The Elks will  play at Andover on Thursday evening.

Elk scoring — Erin Ness 4, Holly Skalsky 3, Jordyn Sohns 5, Jayme Langbehn 9, Anna Rollag 6, Shelby Gracik 18, Molli Detloff 6, Abi Scheid 8, Brittany Cornelius 3