Polk ladies, men JV basketball win over Crossnore

Published 4:35 pm Wednesday, January 19, 2011

by Jordan DeVere
On Thursday, Jan. 13, the Polk County High School Wolverines JV basketball teams played host to Crossnore. The night went well for Polk as both the ladies’ and the men’s  JV teams won.
The ladies’ game was extremely one sided. The Lady Wolverines came out with great hustle on the defensive end, forcing a lot of turnovers. The game was tied 2-2 early in the first quarter, but the quarter ended  with Polk  ahead 20 to 2.
The game got ugly after that, for after Crossnore’s early 2 points in the first quarter, the Wolverines went on a 51-0 run. Even with subs in for most of the second half, the Wolverines continued to score.
Polk’s Shea Wheeler (#1) and Lyric Flood (#34) had 10 points and 12 points respectively. The game ended in a very assertive victory for the Wolverines, 69-4.
This win should give the Wolverines confidence heading into the second half of the season.
The men’s game was much more competitive in the early going. The game began with a technical foul by the Wolverines during the warm-up; however, the Wolverines were quick to recover and were able to take the lead early in the first quarter 10-5.
As the second quarter began Polk came out with great intensity and opened up a 12-point lead.
Crossnore made a push in the third, but the depth of the Wolverines proved too much as Polk continued to add to its lead.
As the fourth began, Crossnore was still within striking distance until Polk’s Will Trakas #4 drained a deep three to seal the deal for the Wolverines, 66-43.
This was a solid win for the guys as they look to improve their record early in the second half of the season.  Polk’s Varsity teams are away tomorrow night at Thomas Jefferson.
Jordan DeVere is a senior at Polk County High School.

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