The Lady Elks moved on to the third round of 1A state playoff competition after squeezing out a 54-50 victory over Swain County Thursday night at home, but could’t follow through Saturday, losing to 12th-seeded Atkins, 47-33.
The fourth-seeded Elkin girls met up with Swain County and were able to outscore the 20th-seeded team in the first quarter, 16-15, led by strong scoring from Miracle Walters and Kylie Thomas.
At the end of the half, the Lady Elks were up 28-26.
Swain County did outscore Elkin in the third quarter by one point, but the Lady Elks came on strong in the fourth quarter and scoring 13 to Swain’s 10 points, and securing the win.
The Lady Elks were led by Thomas with 20 and Walters with 19. Others contributing to the win were Kenly Burchette, 5; Morgan Randleman, 4; Cassidy Cook, Samantha Cozart and Cameron Beals, with two each.
The team ended its season Saturday with Atkins outscoring the Lady Elks each quarter.
In the first quarter, Atkins came out with a 21-10 lead, and had improved on that ending the first half 25-16.
The spread in the second half wasn’t as big, but Elkin couldn’t catch Atkins, with the third quarter points being 7-3 and the fourth quarter 15-14.
Elkin ends its season with a 25-4 record.