Polk plays two in Hendersonville, faces Landrum at home

Published 4:51 pm Thursday, December 6, 2012

No. 5 Alec Philpott, shown here scoring inside, leads the team with 14.3 average points per game. Todd Yoder leads in rebounding with 8.8 per game and Jamal Tanner in assists 5 per game. Polk faces Landrum at home Dec. 7. (photo by Fulton Hampton)

Polk had a full schedule of basketball this week with back to back games in Hendersonville; coming away with a 1-1 split. Winning Tuesday, Dec. 4 at East 72 -62, but losing to West in a close one 74-71 on Wednesday night, the Wolverines brought their season record to 2-2. But early season basketball leaves little time for adjustments. The Wolverines had one day to try and catch their breath as they play Landrum again tonight at home.

East Henderson

Polk jumped to an early lead and then held on for the win. Coach Josh McEntire was particularly pleased with the first half effort.

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“We really came out with a lot of energy and created a lot of turnover and easy baskets for ourselves,” McEntire said.

This resulted in a halftime score of 41-22 Polk County. However, East Henderson responded in the third to make a close game.

“In the third quarter we let our intensity down and our defense was not where it needed to be. We let them get back in the game,” McEntire said.