Highland Tech raced to a 23-2 lead at the end of the first quarter Tuesday en route to a 59-42 victory over Polk County in junior varsity basketball action in Gastonia.
The Wolverines dropped to 1-4 with the loss. Highland Tech improved to 3-5.
How it happened: The huge first quarter gave the Rams a lead they never lost. Polk did rally to within 33-23 at the half, but a 16-9 run in the third period kept Highland Tech comfortably in front.
Scoring: Dimitri English and Will Batten each scored 15 points to lead the Rams. No scoring information was available for Polk County.
The win completed a series sweep for Highland Tech, which defeated the Wolverines 42-35 on Friday.
Next up: Polk County will host Landrum on Thursday at 5 p.m.