Basketball: Anoka girls tumble Elks in rematch 68-58

Shelby Gracik launched a 3-pointer in the second half. She made three and totaled 19 points. (Phoo by Erik Jacobson)

Shelby Gracik launched a 3-pointer in the second half. She made three and totaled 19 points. (Phoo by Erik Jacobson)

 

The Anoka Tornadoes, who lost at home to Elk River on Dec. 3, returned the favor Thursday evening, sinking the Elks 68-58.

Two tall junior guards led Anoka as 5-10 Kyrah Fredenburg poured in 28 points and 6-1 Claire Lundberg added 16. The Tornadoes made 20 of 23  free shots with Lundberg 9-for-10 and Fredenburg 6-for-7. They also made six 3-pointers, four by Frendenburg.

Jordyn Sohns got inside for a layup for the Elks. (Photo by Erik Jacobson)

Jordyn Sohns got inside for a layup for the Elks. (Photo by Erik Jacobson)

Elk River, down by 12 in the second half, pulled within one, then gave up an 8-0 run, then got within one a second time, only to falter again and give up a 10-0 run. Unforced turnovers continue to plague the Elks, while Anoka’s hot shooting didnt’ help, either.

Junior guard Shelby Gracik scored 19 for the Elks, hitting three 3-pointers and 4-of-4 free shots. Freshman center Abi Scheid had 16 points.

Senior guard Jordyn Sohns added eight and freshman forward Jaime Langbeyn seven Langbeyn left the game after taking a hard fall.

Kyray Fredenburg lit up the Elks for 28 points. (Photo by Erik Jacobson)

Kyray Fredenburg lit up the Elks for 28 points. (Photo by Erik Jacobson)

The Elks were 12-for-16 on free shots.

When Elk River won 61-48 at Anoka, the Tornadoes had a 3-3 record. They are 10-3 since then, currently with five straight wins. The Elks are now  7-7 in conference and 11-9 overall. The Tornadoes are 10-5 and 13-6.

The Elks will play at Blaine on Tuesday.

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