by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Porter Morrell has been the quintessential point guard for Elk River the last two years, but sometimes it seems his secret desire is to play low post. A couple times a game, when the Elks face man-to-man, the six-foot, 160-pound senior drops down to the blocks, takes a feed from [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River seniors made their final home game a good experience as the Elks cruised past St. Cloud Tech 60-41 on Wednesday evening to start their bid for the state tournament. Porter Morrell potted 24 points and Clay Elrod 18 as the Elks shook off the Tigers, whose standout [...]
The Elk River boys earned the No. 2 seed in Section 8AAAA basketball and will open at home Tuesday against St. Cloud Tech. The Elks are 18-8 with a three-game win streak that includes a 47-46 upset of No. 2 ranked Osseo. Tech, seeded seventh, is 8-18. Rogers (10-16) has the sixth seed and will [...]
Porter Morrell erupted for 33 points in the second half and 38 for the game Friday night, and Elk River needed every clutch shot the senior guard could make in defeating Centennial 62-57 to close the regular season. Morrell nailed seven of 10 three-point shots, the last two each regaining the lead for the Elks, [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor One night after U of M students stormed the court when the Gophers beat top-ranked Indiana, the Elk River boys sparked a similar celebration albeit with a slightly smaller crowd. Clay Elrod’s long three-point shot with three seconds left — and his 12 straight free shots in the second [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Bryan Edwards supplied the last five points, via his rugged rebounding and free throw accuracy, as Elk River held off Maple Grove 61-59 at home Friday evening. “That was a much-needed win,” said Edwards, who totaled 17 points, referring to a three-game losing streak. “We all stuck to it [...]
The Elk River beat Armstrong 62-51 there Tuesday evening, led by Porter Morrell with 16 points. The Elks (11-6 conference, 16-7 overall) earned a split with the Falcons (9-8 conference, 14-9 overall). Armstrong won 81-78 in Elk River on Jan. 15. The Elks will host Maple Grove on Friday evening.
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Junior forward Clay Elrod joined Elk River’s 1,000-point club late in a 73-45 loss to Park Center on Friday evening. Elrod yanked a loose ball from a Pirate defender on the blocks and banked home a basket that put him at 1,001 points. He had 19 for the game, [...]