You know you are having a special season when you don’t shoot the ball well, turn it over too many times, miss several free throws and don’t corral loose ball rebounds and still manage to win by double digits. That is just what the girls basketball team experienced on Saturday night when they welcomed the Beavercreek Beavers to CHS for an early season NL East showdown.
Playing in front of a big, but relatively quiet crowd, neither team brought their A game and struggled to get anything going consistently. After a choppy first quarter, the Lady Elks held a 12-9 lead. They flexed their muscle a little in the second quarter, especially on the defensive end, and headed to the locker room with a 25-14 lead. They added to that lead in the third quarter when they outscored the Beavers, 16-13, to take a 41-27 lead into the fourth and final quarter. In that quarter, the Beavers outscored the Elks, 19-18, to make the final score, 59-46.
The Elks were once again led by the fantastic combination of sophomore Amy Velasco, who had 17 points, and freshman Cotie McMahon, who added 16. Also contributing at a high level were seniors Sam Chable and Kelsey George who had 9 and 8, respectively.
In the first game of the night, the freshman team remained perfect on the year by rallying in the second half to post a 42-31 win. That was followed by the JV game which was won by the Elks following a back-and-forth battle, 46-43.
Now 6-0 overall and 4-0 in NL East play, the girls are right back in action tonight when they welcome the Wayne Warriors for a huge showdown which will go a long way n shaping the race for the division title.