Owen scores 23 points in fourth quarter to defeat Polk 62-47

Published 9:25 am Tuesday, February 12, 2013

After staying close with Owen in the first quarter 14-18, the second quarter saw Polk fall behind another 4 points for a halftime deficit of 30-22. It was not an insurmountable lead if they came out strong in the third quarter. Polk did just that outscoring Owen 15-9, cutting the lead to only 2 points.

Unfortunately for Polk, Owen caught fire in the fourth scoring 23 points and extending the lead to the final score of 62-47.

Coach Craig Culbreth discussed how this game compared to the last time they faced Owen and won.

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“The biggest difference in last game and this game is we held Hensley to 11 points and she had 21 this time with four 3-point shots,” Culbreth said. “Also the last game we held their big girl (Montgomery) to 8 points and this time she had 19 points. They both had real good games.”

He was proud of the way they came back and despite it being a very physical game, which does not favor the undersized Wolverines.

“We were down eight at the half and brought it down to two at the start of the fourth quarter. (But) They got hot and we kind of got cold. So it was a lot closer game than the score indicated. In last two minutes we had to start fouling,” Culbreth commented.

Polk was once again led in scoring by Kara Overholt; Amber Lynch added 11, which was her season high. Hayley Kropp and Shalyn Brown both contributed 8 points.