Lady Elks falter in 4th quarter
Elk Creek High's girls basketball team fought back from a 14-7 first-quarter deficit to head into the final period even at 38-38, but were outscored 17-4 in the final eight minutes for a 55-42 road loss to Redding Adventist on Tuesday.
Hannah Groen's 22 points for the Lumberjacks (16-4, 8-2 Pioneer-Valley League) led all scorers, but the Lady Elks won the battle on the boards by taking control of 38 rebounds to Redding Adventist's 24.
Kashaya Bill and Kayleen Swearinger both narrowly missed double-doubles, with Bill putting in 14 points and Swearinger, 12, with both girls grabbing nine rebounds.
It was the second-straight game Bill notched 14, matching her career-high she established Feb. 5 against Providence.
Rachel Dunbar pitched in with 13 points for the Lumberjacks, with Paige Matsuda and Joanie Wade both adding eight.
Taylor Munk finished with eight points for Elk Creek (6-13, 3-7 PVL) and Shelby Carpenter tacked on six.