The varsity girls basketball team traveled to Mount Notre Dame to take on an undefeated and highly ranked Cougars on Saturday. The Lady Elks found themselves behind early and in a big hole. The Elks trailed 19-10 after the 1st period and 39-18 at the half. The Cougars built the lead to 52-30 at the end of the 3rd quarter. The Lady Elks came alive in the 4th quarter outscoring the Cougars 33-20 in the 4th quarter cutting the lead to 7 with 2:30 left in the game but could not complete the comeback falling 72-63.
Mount Notre Dame attempted 46 free throws in the game which played a huge roll in how this game played out. Cotie McMahon had 26 points and Amy Velasco 13 points to lead the Lady Elks. Elks drop to 7-2 overall but have to come away feeling they can play with anyone given how they fought in this game.
JV lost to MND 43-36 and the 9th grade team lost as well 47-39.