Polk County’s boys basketball team had no trouble with Pinnacle Classical Academy on Tuesday, rolling to an easy 85-16 victory in its season opener in Shelby.

The win marks the first time in six seasons that Polk County has won a season opener, and the point total is the highest for the Wolverines since scoring 86 points in a Dec. 10, 2013 win over Landrum.

Dominique Carson scored 20 points to lead Polk County, with Wesley Royster scoring 14. Tyler Staley had 13 points, seven steals, six rebounds and three assists for Polk.

Bryson Edwards finished with nine points, with Keyandre Thomas scoring eight and grabbing five rebounds. Brett Bagwell had six points, with Max Perkins adding five, Omar Carson and Ben Hardin each scoring four and Shaq Wingo notching three.

“This was a great team win,” said head coach Lemont Jones. “The plan was simple – we played two groups of players, looking for combinations that will bond and create good team chemistry. The post play is still young but worked hard keeping the ball alive.”

Polk County is slated to return to action on Tuesday, traveling to Piedmont Classical Charter, before its home opener on Dec. 5 against R-S Central.

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