Apple Valley pulled away in the second half Tuesday to hand Polk County Middle a 44-29 setback in a Blue Ridge Conference boys basketball clash in Hendersonville.
The Wolverines dropped to 0-2 on the season, but first-year head coach Brad Muse still envisions a successful season ahead.
“I like the direction we are going,” Muse said. “Once we get some little things corrected and cleaned up, we are going to be very competitive.”
Avery Hensley led Polk Middle with 14 points, with Lorenzo Sanchez scoring six. Aaron Jackson had three points while Piercen Edwards, Khalil Austin and Khristian Littlejohn each added two.
Polk Middle’s young squad – the Wolverines have just three returnees from last season – will be back in action on Wednesday, hosting Hendersonville Middle.