Polk Middle's Ross Dow, left, and Hollis Williams apply defensive pressure to Flat Rock's Jaylin Brewer during the first half of Monday's game

Flat Rock checked Polk County Middle on just nine second-half points Monday, taking advantage of the Wolverines’ scoring woes to rally for a 37-28 victory at Polk Middle.

The Eagles (6-4, 4-4) avenged a loss earlier this season to the Wolverines (4-5, 4-3) by rallying from a nine-point deficit late in the second quarter. Polk Middle led 19-12 at halftime.

The Wolverines entered the game determined to keep Flat Rock standout Jaylin Brewer from coming anywhere close to the 29 points he scored in the teams’ first meeting. Polk kept at least one defender on Brewer at all times whether playing man-to-man or zone elsewhere.

The plan largely worked as Brewer had just 12 points, half of those at the foul line. But he did score Flat Rock’s first five points of the third quarter, with backcourt mate Mikey Castillo then hitting a pair of 3-pointers to push the Eagles into the lead.

Brewer and Castillo teamed for three free throws to give Flat Rock a 27-23 lead entering the final quarter.

Kane Sinex and Castillo opened the fourth with layups off passes from Brewer to complete a 21-4 run that proved deciding. Brody Wilkins stopped that streak with a putback, then added a 3-pointer in the closing seconds, but that would be all the Wolverines’ scoring in the final period.

Dallas Littlejohn and Wilkins led Polk Middle with nine points each, with Luke Garrison scoring five. Ross Dow added three points and Hollis Williams finished with two.

Dow’s 3-pointer highlighted a nine-point Wolverine run that gave Polk a 19-10 advantage late in the second period. The Wolverines kept Flat Rock off the scoreboard in the quarter until the final minute, with a Garrison basket and two Littlejohn free throws helping build the margin.

Polk Middle remains at home Thursday to face Brevard Middle in another Blue Ridge Conference East Division matchup.