Basketball: Elk girls thump Andover in second try 66-45
Shelby Gracik led with 20 points as the Elk River Elks earned a payback win over the Andover Huskies 66-45 at home Friday evening.
Gracik, junior guard, had 15 points in the first half as the Elks took a double-digit lead early and coasted against a team that beat them 60-53 on Dec. 20.
Gracik hit a couple of 3-pointers in the first half and at one point scored two layups in four seconds, the second one after stealing the inbounds pass. She finished 8-for-15 on field goals and made five steals.
Freshman center Abi Scheid tossed in 17 points, shooting 7-for-11, and snagged eight rebounds. Sophomore guard Anna Rollag was next with eight points.
“The girls played well. Our energy level was high,” said coach Reed Caouett. “We executed well at both ends. We were beating their traps.
The Elks shot a sizzling 56 percent on field gals, 26-for-46 on field goals, while struggling at the line, 11-for-23.
The Elks are 9-7 in the NWSC and 13-9 overall. The Huskies are 6-11 and 9-13.
The Elks will host Champlin Park on Tuesday.