BASKETBALL: Sizzling start helps power Pisgah girls past Polk

Published 10:03 am Thursday, November 30, 2023

A Pisgah team that reached the 3A Sweet 16 last season showed that same potential Wednesday, running past Polk County 71-43 in a non-conference matchup in Canton.

The Bears improved to 3-0 this season, with the Wolverines falling to 1-2.

Pisgah raced to a 41-11 halftime lead as eight different players scored in the first two quarters. A 21-2 run in the second period effectively sealed the outcome, giving Pisgah its halftime advantage.

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Bailey Staton had 18 points to lead Polk County, with Mia Bradley scoring 16. Bradley and Staton each hit three 3-pointers in the game.

Jayden Duncan added four points, with Charley Dusenbury scoring three and Kylie Lewis finishing with two.

Polk County will travel Wednesday to Madison for another non-conference game.