Basketball: Elk girls shake off Orioles in double OT, 78-74

Abi Scheid delivered 28 points and Anna Rollag made a game-saving play as the Elk River Elks outlasted the Osseo Orioles 78-74 in double overtime at home Tuesday evening.

Gabi Haack added 18 points for the Elks, who’ve lost most of their close games this year but pulled out this one against a team that beaten them 65-62 earlier.

“This is a classic example of how our season has gone,” said Elk coach Reed Caouette. “We had some things go our way tonight … Our games have been so tight, and now, finally, with Champlin Park and this one, we’ve had a couple that went our way.”

Rollag, sophomore guard, drove the baseline in the final seconds of the first overtime to tie the score 67-67. She scored six of her 11 points in the overtimes including two clinching free shots with 9.8 seconds left in the second OT.

Scheid, sophomore center, made 10 field goals and 8-of-9 free shots. The Elks were 23-for-31 at the line with Jayme Langbehn 7-for-11, Rollag 4-for-5 and Haack 3-for-4.

The Elks (6-10 conference, 9-13 overall) led by seven late in regulation but Osseo tied it 59-59 on Mina Porte’s rebound shot with three seconds left. In the second overtime, the Elks trailed by five but rallied, helped by Osseo missing key free shots. The Orioles were 21-for-30 at the line.

“I’m just so proud of these kids. They didn’t give up,” said Caouette. “We played with lot of intensity and effort and made good hustle plays. We hit some shots and hit some free throws and got some key defensive stops.”

Madi Malone tallied 17 points, Kiara Russell 13, Porte 13, and Azaria Reed 10 for the Orioles (8-7 conference, 10-11 overall).

The Elks will host Centennial on Friday.

Elk River scoring — Erin Ness 1, Jayme Langbehn 9, Anna Rollag 11, Shelby Gracik 3, Ava Gardner 5, Gabi Haack 18, Molli Detloff 2, Abi Scheid 28

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