Second-half surge carries Hendersonville girls past Polk

Published 2:52 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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Hendersonville slipped away in the second half Tuesday, engineering a 53-34 victory over Polk County in a Mountain Foothills 7 Conference matchup at Polk.


The MF7-leading Bearcats improved to 13-6 overall, 8-0 in league play. The Wolverines dropped to 10-8, 5-3.

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Polk kept pace with Hendersonville in the first period and were still poised to spring the upset at half, trailing just 17-13 despite scoring just two points in the second period.


But Mia Hasnen’s 3-pointer to open the third period sparked a 17-8 Hendersonville run that gave the Bearcats command of the game with a 38-21 advantage late in the third period.


Polk largely held its own in the fourth, but got no closer than 15 points in the quarter.


Bailey Staton had 15 points to lead Polk County, with Kylie Lewis adding 10.


Mia Bradley finished with seven points while Jayden Duncan added two.