Piedmont Community Charter took a 49-48 win Tuesday over Polk County in junior varsity basketball action in Gastonia.
The Wolverines nearly rallied from a 32-26 halftime deficit in their season opener before falling to defeat.
Mackus Simpson had 15 points, with Amner Contreras scoring nine points and grabbing six rebounds. Kris Littlejohn finished with eight points and six rebounds.
Kanye Staley had four points, with Brandon West and Mark Teague each adding three and Vincent Twitty, William Simpson and Laden Bradley each scoring two.
The Wolverines return home Thursday to face R-S Central.