The Elkin Lady Elks and the Forbush Falcons headed in to Wednesday night’s game only having lost one game each. At the end of the night, one team came away with a win while the other lost only its second game of the season. The last time the Elks had lost a game was Dec. 7, while the last time Forbush had lost was on Nov. 22. The Falcons and the Elks brought out their best for the match-up, but it was the Falcons who came away with 53-42 win.
Things started off in Forbush’s favor as Nicole Scott started off the night with two two-point baskets. From there, Casey Brown drove to the basket to give Forbush a 6-0 lead. The Falcons were able to score two more points as Parkley Henning made both of her free throws.
With the Falcons hanging on to an 8-0 lead, Elkin was able to score its first basket of the night courtesy of Kylie Thomas. Before the first quarter was over, Elkin was able to come up with a few more baskets, but it wouldn’t be enough as Forbush held on to a 12-6 lead.
Forbush tried to let its first quarter success roll over to the second quarter, but it was unable to outplay the Elks. Elkin was able to score 16 points and held the Falcons to nine points. Catie Beth Brown, Cameron Beals and Corrin Shores all helped the Elks take their first lead of the night over the Falcons in the final minutes before halftime. Thomas tied the game 16-16, then Brown gave the Elks an 18-16 lead.
Forbush was able to battle back to take a 21-18 lead as the half was winding down, but the Elks battled back as Beals and Thomas both made their shots. At the end of the first half, Elkin had made its comeback to take a 22-21 lead over the Falcons.
The second half started off back-and-forth until Forbush took the game into its own hands. Sidney Matthews and Calyn Davis came up with several shots, while Hope Grimes and Hennings also were able to come up with a few points. Forbush was able to score 15 points while Elkin was able to come away with 10 points. Rounding out the third quarter, Forbush held had made its comeback of the night to take a 36-32 lead.
The final eight minutes saw the Falcons turn up their potential as they kept up their scoring ways. With less than three minutes left in the fourth quarter, Forbush had its biggest lead of the night over the Elks with a 51-37 score. The Falcons didn’t look back as they kept up their potential and the score. At the end of the game, Forbush held on to win 53-42 and hand the Elks their second loss of the season.
Forbush moves to 7-1 for the season, the Falcons meet up with West Wilkes on Monday. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. Elkin moves to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the MVAC. The Elks meet up with West Wilkes on Friday.