Elk River boys basketball

Porter Morrell led with 28 points as the Elk River Elks beat Andover 69-57 on Friday evening in Andover. Morrell, senior point guard, made 13 of 14 free shots and was 3-for-5 on 3-pointers. The Elks cashed 28 of 34 free shots with Clay Elrod 6-for-6 and Bryan Edwards 5-for-7. Elrod scored 17 points, Edwards […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor When Zach Ernst missed a chance to give Elk River a win over Blaine in overtime, his team was both comforting and prophetic. “They just said, nice try, don’t worry, you’ll get them in the next overtime,” said the sophomore guard. The Elks won 80-68 as Ernst broke the […]

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The Brainerd Warriors, coming off their first loss of the season the night before, rebuffed a challenge by section rival Elk River, 58-36 on Saturday afternoon in Brainerd. Brainerd was 14-0 before losing a wild 95-93 decision at Moorhead on Friday evening with senior forward Aaron Lien scoring  53 points for the Spuds. The Warriors […]

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The Elk River boys posted their third straight lopsided win, 66-41 over the Anoka Tornadoes, there Thursday evening. Clay Elrod tallied 21 points, shooting 8-for-8 at the line and 6-for-10 from the field. Porter Morrell  hit 15 points,  made 6 assists and grabbed 7 rebounds. Bryan Edwards  notched 9 points and 10 rebounds. The Elks […]

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    by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River Elks had one of those rare games where a team can seemingly can do no wrong Tuesday evening, and thumped a good Edina Hornets squad 76-52 at home. Their big guns took turns taking over the game as junior forward Clay Elrod scored 21 of […]

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Elk River coasted to a 60-30 win over winless Coon Rapids at home on Friday evening. Clay Elrod led with 17 points and 6 rebounds as 11 players scored for the Elks  (7-4 conference, 11-4 overall). Bryan Edwards notched 12 points and 6 rebounds. The Elks weren’t making their 3-pointers (3-for-18) but picked a good […]

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  The Elk River Elks  played a strong second half and beat the Centennial Cougars 59-48 at home on Friday evening. Centennial led 19-18 at halftime with both teams  working very hard defensively. The Elks finally started to pull away when Porter Morrell nailed two straight 3-pointers for a 43-34 lead. Elks senior forward Max […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Armstrong sank five consecutive three-pointers to take the lead and pulled off an 81-78, double-overtime upset of Elk River on Tuesday evening in Elk River. Point guard Porter Morrell drilled a career-high 30 points and forward Clay Elrod added 25 for Elk River (5-3 conference, 9-3 overall). The Elks […]

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  Elk River coasted to a 64-40 non-conference win over Monticello at  home on Saturday afternoon. Clay Elrod led with 24 points, followed by Max Person with 15 and Porter Morrell with 12, as the Elks improved to 9-2 and beat a section opponent. The Elks led the Magic (4-8) by as much as 41-10. […]

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