Avery kept Polk County at bay down the stretch Tuesday, holding off the Wolverines for a 38-29 win in junior varsity boys basketball play at Polk.
The Wolverines dropped to 0-2 in their home opener. Avery improved to 2-0, with both wins against Polk.
The Vikings led just 17-14 at halftime, but gradually widened the margin in the third quarter and took a 28-19 lead at the end of the period.
Polk pulled within six points at 28-22 on a Chase Stanbury 3-pointer, but that would be as close as the Wolverines would get.
Khalil Austin led Polk with 15 points, with Stansbury adding six. Jonathan Collier had four points, with David Duffy and Khristian Littlejohn each scoring two.
The Wolverines are next in action on Dec. 6, traveling to Madison for a non-conference game.