Landrum boys hold on for win over Polk, 62-50

Published 10:52 pm Monday, December 14, 2009

Landrum fans were out in force to support another winning effort Friday night at home when their basketball team defeated Polk County for the second straight week. The Cardinals prevailed by a score of 62-50 in a game that was closer than the matchup a week earlier when Landrum won 70-45 at Polk County.
“It was a great win in front a great environment,” said Landrum head coach Lyn Smith. “Polk played very hard and it was a different team than we played the first time.”
Cardinals DeShaun Hall and Corey McDowell were at it again; Hall finished with 19 points, seven rebounds, and five assists, while McDowell had 13 points and 10 boards.
Defensively, Landrum limited Polk to 32 percent shooting, including 3-of-13 from three-point range.
Andre Overholt was almost completely taken out of the game, unlike last week when he was the Wolverines floor leader.
Polk County center Bryant Twitty had a strong game, scoring 19 points, six of which came from the charity stripe.
Shawn Gary also played well, hitting on 4-of-9 field goals, assisting four times, and creating four steals.
Polk also got seven points from Chandler Miller, six points from Fidal Wilkins, four points from Ryan Thomas, and two points from Joel Booker.
A halftime score of 28-24 set up an impressive third quarter for the Cards when they exploded for 22 points to Polks 12 to take control of the game.
Landrum connected on six 3-pointers, including two from JR Jackson and three from Hall.
The Cardinals got 12 points from Trent Carson, six from Jackson, four from Alex Bryant, three from Austin Brown and one point from Chris Downey.
Landrum, now 8-1 overall, is scheduled to play on Friday at home against Greenville Tech Charter. Polk will play its next game tonight at Madison, followed by another road game tomorrow night at RS Central. The Wolverines, now 1-5, are back home on Friday to face Mountain Heritage in their first conference matchup of the season.

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