Polk splits two home games, faces Madison in first conferencePublished 6:47pm Thursday, December 13, 2012
In this game Polk apparently had a bit of a letdown after the previous night’s exciting win. The Wolverines were only down 30-22 at the half, but were outscored 18-9 in the third quarter.
This put the game out of reach resulting in a final score Chase 64- Polk 44. Coach McEntire felt his guys did not play inspired basketball and took bad shots.
“We have to learn to play hard and as a group every night and until we learn to do that we are going to have some bad night and some good nights,” he said. When asked about how good Chase was, Coach McEntire stated, “It was more about what we did, if we do what we are supposed to do things will take care of themselves.”
Chase utilized the same type 1-3-1 zone that Landrum did against Polk, which tends to lead the Wolverines down a frustrating road.
“They did a good job, we just have to learn to be patient against the zone. A 1-3-1 (zone) can be a tough defense but if you will share the ball and be patient it’s easy to break down,” McEntire said.
Philpott once again led the Wolverines with 13 points, followed by Jamal Tanner and Todd Yoder, both with 8 points.
Tonight versus Madison
This will be Polk’s first conference game and they will face a big athletic team in Madison. From game film Coach McEntire expects Madison to try to slow the game down.
“On defense they will play a little man to man, and some 2-3 zone and on offense they will look to make it a half-court game,” McEntire said.
Polk will need to rely on its athletic guards and pressure defense to control the pace that better suits Polk’s strengths.
“Our job will be to speed them up, keep them out of their zone and of their comfort level. If we can keep them out of that (and play our game) we will have a good chance to win,” coach added.