The Lady Blackahwks battled the Lady Elks until the final moments when Elkins' Tink Harris knocked down her third 3-pointer of the night, proving to be a game-defining moment.
Harris' shot was one of back-to-back 3-pointers by the Lady Elks early in the fourth quarter that gave Elkins a three-possession lead en route to a 57-46 win against Pea Ridge Friday night in the regular season finale for both teams.
Elkins: Harris 16, Diaville 14, Boaz 10, Kestner 7, Parrish 6, Coleman 4
Pea Ridge: Davis 10, Whatley 9, Anthony 9, Dayberry 7, Socha 4, West 3, Landis 2, Olson 2
Entering the fourth quarter with a 1-point lead it had held for the past two quarters, Elkins' Sarah Parrish came down and hit a 3-pointer on the wing to give the Lady Elks a two-possession lead, their largest of the night.
On the ensuing possession, Harris set up at the top of the key and made the key shot of the night.
The lead would be too much for Pea Ridge (16-10) to overcome in the end, and the Lady Blackhawks were forced to send the Elks to the free-throw line toward the end of the game to stop the clock, and Elkins hit its shots to seal it.
Sophomore Lady Blackhawk Hollyn Davis was the high scorer for the 'Hawks with 10 points with seniors Jennifer Anthony and Alli Whatley close behind with 9 points each.
"It's always a great moment to recognize the seniors," Blackhawk coach Heath Neal said of senior night. "We are very appreciative of the foundation that these girls have set. They really are an amazing bunch of kids. Unfortunately, we didn't send them out with a win."
The Lady Blackhawks are slated to play Gentry Wednesday night in the district tournament in Berryville.Sports on 02/15/2017
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