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Lady Elks Earn Outright Title

Posted: February 2, 2013 at 5:24 a.m.

Elkins players, coaches and fans react to the Lady Elks’ 39-35 win over Greenland to secure the team’s conference championship Friday at Elkins High.

Time and again this season, Elkins has shown an ability to play well in close games. The Lady Elks had to prove Friday they can also handle big pressure.

ELKINS 39, GREENLAND 35

Greenland 7 8 12 8 — 35

Elkins 8 7 12 12 — 39

Greenland (10-12, 5-2): Rogers 8, Brown 7, Riggles 7, Thompson 6, Vaughn 5, Miller 2.

Elkins (14-10, 7-1): Wilson 19, Johnson 8, Hendrix 5, Welch 5, Dyke 2.

Boys

Elkins 48, Greenland 34

Dillon Gash scored a game-high 16 points and the Elks locked up the No. 3 seed in the 3A-1 West district tournament by pulling away from Greenland early in the second half.

Mitchell Clark added 12 points for Elkins (5-15, 4-4 3A-1 West), who built a 25-15 lead at halftime and never led by less than double digits the rest of the way.

ELKINS 48, GREENLAND 34

Greenland 6 9 13 6 — 34

Elkins 9 16 13 10 — 48

Greenland (1-17, 1-6): Giddens 16, Farrar 11, McClanahan 3, Slack 2, Hooper 1, Johnson 1.

Elkins (5-15, 4-4): Gash 16, Clark 12, Fallen 7, White 6, Harris 2, Deloney 2, Slammons 2, Danel 1.

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