Polk County’s Tyler Staley

Brevard took advantage of Polk County’s cold shooting in the first half to take a 53-39 win Thursday in non-conference boys basketball play at Polk.

The Blue Devils (6-5) led just 16-10 early in the second period after back-to-back baskets by Polk’s Clark Phipps and Amir Gary. But the Wolverines wouldn’t score again until Phipps hit a 3-pointer just before the half, ending a 14-0 Brevard run. The Devils led 30-13 at the break.

The Wolverines (0-13) then went scoreless in the third period until Phipps scored off an offensive rebound with 2:04 left in the quarter, making it 37-15 at the time.

But Polk County finally began to find its footing offensively in the fourth quarter, pulling within 14 with 1:18 left to play on a Phipps dunk. The teams then swapped baskets to account for the final margin.

Gary scored 16 points to lead Polk County, with Phipps adding 14. Keyandre Thomas had four points, with Dominique Carson adding three and Tyler Staley scoring two.

Polk County returns to action on Friday, hosting Madison in a Western Highlands Conference battle.

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