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Wolverines set for Knights Christmas Tournament action

Polk County’s boys and girls basketball teams will each be involved in holiday tournament play beginning Wednesday at North Henderson High School.

The Wolverines will be taking part in the Knights Christmas Tournament, slated for Dec. 28-30 at North. Both teams are guaranteed to play all three days in the event.

Polk County’s girls will open tourney play on Wednesday at 3 p.m., facing the host North Henderson squad. The Knights enter with a 5-4 record but a three-game losing streak, including a 51-41 loss to A.C. Reynolds in their final pre-Christmas game.

North Henderson is led by 5-11 senior Caroline Marsh, the UNC Wilmington volleyball signee who is averaging 15 points and eight rebounds per game, and 5-4 senior Teegan Bullock, averaging 14 points and five rebounds per game.

The Polk County boys will follow at 4:15 p.m., facing a 7-2 Rosman squad. The Tigers have won four straight and enter off a 64-63 win over Brevard.

Rosman is led by 6-4 junior Deland Thomas (23 ppg, 9 rebounds per game), who scored 40 points in the win over Brevard, and 6-1 freshman Hooper Thomas (14.2 ppg, 5.1 rpg).

The complete pairings for the tournament:

BOYS
Dec. 28
Thomas Jefferson vs. East Henderson 11:15 a.m.
Veritas Christian vs. Mitchell 1:45 p.m.
Polk County vs. Rosman, 4:15 p.m.
Madison vs. North Henderson, 6:45 p.m.

Dec. 29
Thomas Jefferson-East Henderson loser vs. Veritas Christian-Mitchell loser, 11:15 a.m.
Polk County-Rosman loser vs. Madison-North Henderson loser, 1:45 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson-East Henderson winner vs. Veritas Christian-Mitchell winner, 4:15 p.m.
Polk County-Rosman winner vs. Madison-North Henderson winner, 6:45 p.m.

Dec. 30
Seventh place game, 11:15 a.m.
Fifth place game, 1:45 p.m.
Third place game, 4:15 p.m.
Championship, 6:45 p.m.

GIRLS
Dec. 28
Thomas Jefferson vs. East Henderson, 10 a.m.
North Buncombe vs. Mitchell, 12:30 p.m.
Polk County vs. North Henderson, 3 p.m.
Madison vs. T.C. Roberson, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 29
Thomas Jefferson-East Henderson loser vs. North Buncombe-Mitchell loser, 10 a.m.
Polk County-North Henderson loser vs. Madison-T.C. Roberson loser, 12:30 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson-East Henderson winner vs. North Buncombe-Mitchell winner, 3 p.m.
Polk County-North Henderson winner vs. Madison-T.C. Roberson winner, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 30
Seventh place game, 10 a.m.
Fifth place game, 12:30 p.m.
Third place game, 3 p.m.
Championship, 5:30 p.m.

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