Polk County cold streak continued Fri. night

Published 11:53 am Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday&squo;s conference matchup was of the tough and tumble sort with technical, flagrant and a lot of personal fouls.

But the Wolverines held tough before the Patriots pulled away in the fourth quarter and Polk&squo;s tough season continued with a 80-63 loss on Friday night.

The Wolverines (4-14, 3-4) continue to get a boost from offensive threats Kamron Kerr and Trenton Carson. Both players scored 17 on Friday, but it wasn&squo;t enough. Both stars were also held in check due to foul trouble. Kerr had four fouls in the first half and Carson had three.

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The Wolverines were only down 19-17 after the first quarter. Carson had big assists to Kasey Jackson and Kerr.&bsp; He also grabbed two rebounds and scored four points in the first. By the end of the first half, however, the Patriots were leading 44-36.

Madison went on a 10-4 run in the third quarter to take a commanding lead. By the end of the third, Madison was up 63-47.&bsp; Madison held on down the stretch for the 80-63 win.

Jeffrey Bontrager added 12 for Polk.

&dquo;We&squo;re just on a cold streak right now,&dquo; Polk coach Craig Culbreth said. &dquo;But one thing about our team is that we don&squo;t quit.&dquo;