Basketball roundup: Polk boys top East for first win of season

Published 4:38 pm Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Polk County's Jaymes Wingo had 15 points in the Wolverines' win Tuesday at East Henderson. (Photo by Andy Rhinehart)

Polk County’s Jaymes Wingo had 15 points in the Wolverines’ win Tuesday at East Henderson. (Photo by Andy Rhinehart)

Polk County gave head coach Antoni Staley his first win with the program on Tuesday, topping East Henderson 76-59 in non-conference boys basketball action in Flat Rock.

Four Wolverines scored in double figures as Polk County improved to 1-3 on the season and avenged a season-opening loss to the Eagles at home.

“We played great defense, played with intensity and getting that win back from the opening-night loss was big for us,” Staley said.

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Jaymes Wingo scored 15 points, Holden Owens added 14, Dillon Overholt had 12 and Jaylon Bontrager had 11 for Polk County. Senior Brandon Bacher saw his first action of the season after being sidelined by a concussion and scored eight points.

Polk County returns home Friday to host Madison in the Western Highlands Conference opener for both schools.

EAST GIRLS TOP WOLVERINES: East Henderson continued Polk County’s early-season frustration with a 61-38 win over the Wolverines.

Polk County dropped to 0-4 with the loss, but did put together its best offensive showing of the season in the game.

Ansley Lynch scored a season-high 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Polk County, with Autumn Owen adding 14 points. Bella Marino had four points, Mariah Overholt had three points and Ava Marino had two points and four steals in the loss.

EAST JV GIRLS WIN: East Henderson earned a 22-17 victory in the girls junior varsity matchup.

Paulina Harden led Polk County with six points, followed by Amy Chupp with four points. Makayla Staley and Jen Guerrero each had three points and Taylor Newton added a point for the Wolverines.

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