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Polk County’s seniors delivered a performance Friday night to help the Wolverine boys basketball program continue its rebirth.

Seniors Clark Phipps and Amir Gary combined for 36 points as Polk County handed Mitchell a 65-59 setback in Western Highlands Conference basketball action in Ledger.

Two nights after snapping the program’s 35-game losing streak, the Wolverines (2-19, 1-8) took care of two other runs, stopping a 19-game losing skid in conference play and winning back-to-back games for the first time since the 2016 WHC postseason tournament.

Mitchell dropped to 9-13, 5-5 with the loss.

Phipps had 21 points, three rebounds and three assists, with Gary hitting four 3-pointers as part of his 15-point night. The Wolverines had seven 3-pointers in the win.

Dominique Carson and Keyandre Thomas each scored eight points, with Thomas grabbing five rebounds, while senior Zeke Hermann had six points and four rebounds.

Tyler Staley and Cnan Barber each finished with three points and Nate Henderson added a point for Polk.

The Wolverines conclude their regular-season schedule on Tuesday, traveling to Mountain Heritage.

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