PCHS Lady Wolverines take down LHS Lady Cardinals 50-39

Published 9:58 pm Monday, December 10, 2012

Polk County’s Lady Wolverines were victorious against the Landrum Lady Cardinals in Friday’s home game.

They opened the game with strong momentum getting a hand on the opening tip and being quick to put points on the scoreboard. Landrum, meanwhile, showed a slower offense early on, which allowed the Lady Wolverines to finish off the first quarter with a 4-point lead, 15-9.

The Wolverines headed into the second quarter with their feet still a bit sluggish, but fought hard to maintain control of the ball against Landrum’s defense. With a 10-point lead and following a great rebound, freshman Hayley Kropp scored a crowd-pleasing shot for Polk County.  With less than a minute and a half left in the second quarter, and with

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Landrum having only scored 5 points during the quarter, the game suddenly picked up.

The two teams traded points back and forth for several minutes, but to finish the second quarter Polk County senior Amber Lynch nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer pushing the score to 34-18.

During the third quarter, Landrum displayed more aggression, and even their more skilled players became caught up in the battle. Polk earned four points during the third quarter, all off foul shots. Landrum managed to gain some ground though, adding seven points to the board. Then, with 20 seconds in the third quarter, the Cardinals sunk a 3-point shot, bringing the score to 38-25 Polk.

Landrum certainly picked up their game during the second half causing Polk to see their strong lead begin to slip away. With the score 38-33, Landrum had a technical foul called against them, giving sophomore Kara Overholt the opportunity to sink two free throw shots for the Wolverines.

With the break they needed to slow Landrum’s offense, Polk regained their strong lead, adding 10 more total points to the board. Landrum scored a basket within the last few seconds, but Polk won the game, 50-39.

The Lady Wolverines are now 3-2 for the season.