Polk scores 20 points in fourth to overcome Mitchell on roadPublished 3:11pm Thursday, January 31, 2013
“Towards the end of the third quarter we really picked it up and built a little bit of a lead going into the fourth quarter. But we came out dead and they came back and tied it at 40,” McEntire said. “Then Jamal (Tanner) went on a 12-0 run himself. He hit a big three from the corner after a timeout, then stole the ball for a layup.”
Polk then had a couple of defensive stops, Tanner hit another 3-pointer and a driving layup. By that time Polk was up 10 points and Mitchell had to begin fouling. Tanner hit two free throws for the 12-0 run. That run sealed the victory for the Wolverines and probably made the bus ride home at least seem a little shorter.
Polk County 56, Mitchell 45
Polk County – 7, 14, 15, 20 – 56
Mitchell – 11, 11, 10, 13 – 45
Polk – Tanner 20, Philpott 8, Carson 8, Miller 7, Stockdale 6, Hines 5 and Smith 4.
Records: 8-12 Overall, 4-6 WHC. Next game: Friday, Feb. 1 vs. Avery County at home.