Polk Wolverines place second in Asheville youth basketball tourney

Photo courtesy Billy Alm

Polk Wolverines, a group of local fifth and sixth grade boys, placed second Sunday in the Defend to the End youth basketball tournament in Asheville.

The squad, coached by Billy Alm and Chauncey Barber, finished 2-1 in the event.

Polk won its two pool play matches at Charles C. Bell Elementary, notching wins of 38-24 and 55-41. That advanced the Wolverines to the tournament final, where they dropped a 48-39 decision to Burke Heat.

The team has gone a combined 5-2 in two tournaments.