Polk County’s Brett Bagwell looks for an open teammate during the second half of Monday’s game.

Bessemer City hit four 3-pointers in the first three minutes Monday, which tells you much about the kind of night Polk County had.

The Yellow Jackets seemingly couldn’t miss early, roaring to an 18-1 lead that served as a foundation for a 72-44 victory over the Wolverines in a non-conference matchup at Polk.

Polk County (2-3) countered Bessemer’s early explosion with eight straight points to get the margin back into single digits. But the Yellow Jackets hit two more 3-pointers and built the lead back to 28-11 at quarter’s end.

Featuring an athletic squad with nearly every player either setting up outside for 3-point attempts or driving to the rim, Bessemer City pushed the advantage to 49-19 at the half and 69-29 entering the fourth quarter.

Dominique Carson had 17 points for Polk County, with Shaq Wingo scoring nine. Keyandre Thomas finished with six, with Tyler Staley and Brett Bagwell each scoring three.

Bryson Edwards and Grant Waddell each scored two points, with Max Perkins and Omar Carson each adding one.

Polk County continues its five-game homestand on Tuesday as Piedmont Community Charter visits for another non-conference game.

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