The varsity girls basketball team traveled to Miamisburg High School last night to take on the Vikings in a GWOC crossover game. The Elks were looking for their third straight win and fourth in the last five games. The girls came out ice cold from the field and could not get any shots to fall in a first quarter where they scored just two points. Thanks to their always tough defensive prowess, they only trailed by five at the end of the quarter, 7-2. The shooting improved slightly in the second quarter, but the Vikings were able to match the Elks in scoring in an 11-11 quarter. As the two teams headed to their respective locker rooms at halftime, the home standing Vikings led by five, 18-13. Coming out of the locker room to start the second half, the Elks turned up their offense and really put a defensive clamp on the Vikings which led to the Elks winning the quarter, 17-6 and taking a six-point lead, 30-24, to the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Vikings kept it close, but the Elks hit their free throws and held on for a 46-40 win, their third straight. Sam Chable led the Elks with nine points.
In the first game of the night, the JV girls were also victorious over the Vikings, 37-31.
Now 8-6 on the year and 2-4 in the NL East, the Elks return to action next Wednesday, January 17 when they travel to Lebanon High School to take on the Warriors. The freshman game gets underway at 4:30 and will be followed by the JV at 6:00 and the varsity at 7:30.