Lady Wolverines dominate Owen 62-44 for second conference win

Published 10:54 pm Thursday, January 17, 2013

Senior Shalyn Brown No. 5 led the team in scoring against Owen and had six steals. (photo by Jane Ollis)

In their second consecutive conference win the lady Wolverines dominated Owen for a 62-44 win.

They came out strong from the opening tip, hitting their first four shots for a 9-0 lead and controlled the game from there. They built a 12-point halftime lead of 36–24 and continued outscoring Owen 17 -5 in the third quarter. Polk put up some impressive numbers for the game; shooting 41 percent from the field. The team also  had 42 rebounds and 23 steals on the night, all above season averages.

Shalyn Brown led the Wolverines with 13 points (6-8 from the field) and one 3- point basket. She was followed closely by Hayley Kropp with 12 and Katie Ruff with 10 points.

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“Our best game of the season, (we) started from the tip off to the end.. we put four (solid) quarters together. Our press worked real well; everybody was moving together, we had a lot of steals and not many turnovers,” said Coach Craig Culbreth. “I feel like as far as team work everything was clicking, everybody was where they were supposed to be. Coach Culbreth said with two consecutive wins he hopes their best basketball is coming at the right time.

“I hope so, we are ending our first round of conference games with Hendersonville Friday and then we start all over (playing each team again).  I hope it carries over through the rest of the year.”
In terms of tonight game with Hendersonville, much like the boys team they have a good guard tandem. Culbreth commented; “They have a couple of quick guards so we will have to stay out of foul trouble against them.”

Game Stats
Owen: 11;13;5;15;—;44
Polk: 18;18;17;9;—;62
Owen: Holloman 5, Moore 4, Williams 2, Devin 2, Robinson 11, Hensley 11, Montgomery 1, Groce 8
Polk: Overholt 6, Lynch 6, Brown 13, Kropp 12, Ruff 10, Deaver 4, Flood 1, Carson 2, Phipps 8
Polk’s Records is 8-8, 2-4 in Conference. The Lady Wolverine’s next game tonight at Hendersonville.