Polk boys lose conference game

Published 1:14 pm Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Polk County had its first WHC conference game Friday night, Dec. 14, versus the Madison Patriots.

No. 32 Todd Yoder and No. 11 Jaron Bontrager 11 shown scoring here against North Buncombe both had 8 points versus Madison Friday. (photos by Jane Ollis)

The Wolverines came out strong and controlled most of the game. However, the Patriots came back in the final minutes to overtake Polk 41-37.

Polk held what seemed to be a comfortable half-time lead of 24-16. Polk maintained a reasonable lead until late in the fourth quarter, when in the last 3 minutes Madison outscored Polk 13-4.

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According to Coach Josh McEntire Polk missed several easy opportunities to score and had some costly turnovers.
Polk was led by Alec Philpott who scored 10 points. Jaron Bontrager and Todd Yoder added 8 points each.

This puts Polk’s record at 3-5 overall and 0-1 in the Western Highland’s conference. Polk faces another conference game at Mountain Heritage this Friday, Dec. 21.

Polk Stat Leaders

Points per game:

Alec Philpott  13.7

Saquan Miller 9.0

Rebounds per game 

Todd Yoder   6.3

Saquan Miller 5.7

Assists per game 

Jamal Tanner 4.4

Alec Philpott  3.5

Steals for season

Alec Philpott 24

Jamal Tanner 19

Blocks for season

Todd Yoder 9

Saquan Miller 6

3-point shots for season

Alec Philpott  18

Jamal Tanner 7