The Elkin women’s basketball team tried and get its winning streak back on track, as it came up against powerhouse Mount Airy on a rare Wednesday night game. The Bears went on a scoring run and took home a 72-39 win to hand the Lady Elks their ninth loss of the season, taking the overall record to 6-9.
Kylie Thomas started things off for the Lady Elks as she put in a lay-up to give Elkin a 2-0 lead early in the first quarter. Thomas’ basket would be the only one scored for the Lady Elks until Chloe Osbourne put in a three-point basket in the final three minutes. Osbourne came off the bench for the Lady Elks and immediately made her mark on the game as she scored two three-pointers to add on to Thomas’ lay-up. Those three baskets were the only baskets scored by the Lady Elks in the first quarter as the Bears had scored 24 points to take a 24-8 lead.
Osbourne kept the Lady Elks in the game in the second quarter as she made the most of her shots. Thomas also put in her shots when they mattered most. Bayle Wood was able to put in a basket for the Elks as she found herself with the rebound right under the Elkin basket. Unfortunately for the Lady Elks, the Bears came out firing in the second quarter as they tacked on 14 points to their already substantial lead. Elkin was able to put up 11 points to take the score to 38-19 at halftime.
The final two quarters saw Elkin score 20 points, while Mount Airy put up 34 points. The Bears went on to take a 72-39 win over the Lady Elks.
Thomas lead the team in scoring as she ended her night with 19 points. Osbourne came away with 10 points, while Laken Brown had four points, and several other players had two points.
The Lady Elks will look to Friday night as they will match up against their Battle of the Bridge opponents, the Starmount Rams. The Lady Elks are looking to earn their first win in over two weeks, while the Rams are looking to earn their third win of the season.