Keyan Simpson powered his way inside to 14 points in Monday's win

It’s a winning streak for Polk County Middle’s boys basketball team.

After snapping a long losing skid last week against Apple Valley, the Wolverines hit the road Monday and scored a 46-31 victory at Hendersonville Middle.

The victory improves Polk’s record to 2-2 overall, 2-0 in Blue Ridge Conference East Division play. Hendersonville dropped to 1-3, 0-2.

Hollis Williams scored 16 points and Keyan Simpson added 14 to lead the Wolverines.

“Our defense created our offense,” said Polk Middle head coach Brad Muse. “Even though we did not execute on offense like we wanted, our defense played strong and created many fast breaks and other scoring opportunities.

“Keyan established himself in the middle and Hollis did Hollis and just scored. I like this team’s attitude and their mentality of being better than what we were yesterday.”

Luke Garrison added seven points, with Brody Wilkins scoring five and Dre Thompson adding four.

Polk led 17-15 at halftime, but took command with a 15-3 run in the third period. Williams had eight points and Garrison added five in the quarter.

Polk Middle returns to action Thursday, traveling to Flat Rock.

“I’d like to give our coaching staff a shoutout,” Muse said. “Seth Taylor and Ken Abrahamsen, they help with both teams and put a lot of time into helping out each kid in getting better every day.”