Mitchell takes overtime win over Polk Wolverines Tuesday

Published 3:55 pm Thursday, January 31, 2013

Coach Craig Culbreth checks the scoreboard, as he gives the players final instructions during a recent timeout against Mitchell. Polk takes on league leading Avery tonight at home. (photo submitted)

With their improved play recently and narrow margin of defeat last game, Polk had high expectations for the Tuesday night’s rematch with Mitchell.  Those expectations proved well founded as Polk took a 22 – 19 halftime lead, but eventually came home with a disappointing 52-46 overtime loss.  After tying the game in regulation at 43-43, Polk went cold in the overtime period scoring only 3 points as Mitchell equaled their first quarter total of 9 points.

They were once again without the services of one their leading rebounders; Savannah Deaver due to injury. But Polk did a good job on the boards with Mitchell outrebounding them 41-39. The Lady Wolverines also had 20 steals and caused a total of 29 turnovers. It was primarily a matter of just not shooting the ball well. Mitchell shot 45% from the 2 point range and hit 4 of 9 three point attempts, while Polk shot 29% and was 0 of 8 on three pointers.

Coach Craig Culbreth confirmed what the statistics indicated; “It was probably the worst shooting game of the year, we had a lot of good shots, missed a lot of lay ups. It was just one of those nights when the ball just won’t “fall in the hole.” 

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