Fourth-ranked Avery powers past Polk girls

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Heaven Nelson scored 23 points Friday to lead fourth-ranked Avery to a 78-39 win over Polk County in Western Highlands Conference girls basketball play in Newland.

The Vikings (15-4, 6-1), No. 4 in this week’s NCPreps/High School Media 1A Basketball Poll, raced to a 45-20 lead at halftime, with Nelson and Faith Daniels powering the first-half surge. Daniels finished with 19 points.

Olivia Overholt led Polk County (6-10, 0-6) with 17 points, with Sara Muse and Marissa Twitty each scoring six. Tori Thompson had four points, with Mariah Overholt and Rachael Davis each finishing with three.

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Polk County is slated to host T.C. Roberson on Monday in non-conference play. That game will begin at 6 p.m.

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