Tide struggles in 11-point loss

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Elkin sent Galax to its second straight defeat with a strong middle two quarters, winning 45-34.

By Craig Worrell, Sports Editor

SPARTA, N.C. -- Elkin ran out to a big lead in the middle two quarters and rolled past Galax 45-34 in the opening game of the Alleghany Shootout Tuesday at Alleghany High School. The Maroon Tide (5-3) and the Elks (1-6) swapped leads six times in the first nine minutes, with Galax taking its final lead, 9-8, when Burgandy Bobbitt scored off a Channing Russell assist 51 seconds into the second quarter. Elkin rolled for the next 16 minutes, using a 15-2 run to take the lead for good and outscoring the Maroon Tide 32-15 in the second and third periods.

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