Ben Erickson

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s basketball season ended with a 78-54 loss to the Buffalo Bison on Tuesday night, followed by the somber, lingering hugs typical of the final game, and a long, emotional locker room address to the team.   “It’s always one of the toughest talks you have to give the […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Ben Erickson scored his 1,000th career point during a 27-point performance that led  Elk River to a 75-67 upset of Robbinsdale Armstrong in their homecourt finale on Friday evening.   “I never thought I’d get 1,000, being 400 points short to start my senior year,’ said Erickson, who’s averaging […]

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  TJ Okafor poured in 35 points as Champlin Park drubbed Elk River 81-44 on Wednesday evening..   Okafor, a 6-7 senior, is averaging 16 points, with a previous high of 27. He had only 8 points when the Rebels edged the Elks 56-51 on Jan. 18 but dominated the rematch.   Ben Erickson led […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Clutch shooting and defensive plays by Landon Werner helped Elk River rally for 62-59 victory over the Andover Huskies at home on Tuesday evening. The 5-9 junior guard sank two free shots with 14 seconds left to break a 59-59 tie and totaled 12 points. When the Elks fell behind […]

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Quinton Hooker sank 26 points as Park Center handed Elk River a 72-51 loss on Friday evening on their court. The Pirates (7-9 conference, 8-13 overall) had 11 players score.  Treyton Daniels was next with 10. Elk River was led by Ben Erickson with 23 points. Erickson was coming off a 40-point game in an […]

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Alex Cappard led with 25 points as the Blaine Bengals handed Elk River an 84-66 loss on Friday evening. Tanner Schumacher added 18 points, Duke Anywanu 14 and Zach Romaska 12 for the Bengals (11-4 conference, 11-8 overall). Ben Erickson and Ryan Ness sank 18 points each for the Elks (2-12 conference, 5-15 overall). Tucker […]

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Elk River led by 21 at halftime and went on to defeat Coon Rapids 69-56 on Thursday evening, ending a 10-game losing streak. Senior forward Ben Erickson led with 26 points. Will Iverson and Coleman Hayes chipped 10 apiece and Landon Werner added 9. Omot Okwan tallied 17 points and Edvonte Hibbler 10 for Osseo. […]

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The Elk River boys lost to first-place Osseo 80-46 on Monday evening in Osseo. Joey Sonnenfield scored 20 points, Ian Theisen 15, and Terez Vanpelt 13 for the Orioles (11-1 conference, 16-2 overall). Ben Erickson led the Elks with 16 points. Ryan Ness was next with eight. The Elks (1-11 conference, 4-14 overall) will play […]

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