A nightmarish start spoiled Polk County’s hopes for a win Tuesday as the Wolverines dropped a a 51-28 decision in Mountain Foothills 7 Conference girls basketball action at Hendersonville.
The Bearcats improved to 4-5 overall, 2-0 in league play. The Wolverines dropped to 5-4, 1-1.
How it happened: Hendersonville scored the game’s first 28 points, building the advantage into the second quarter before Polk County scored on a Kylie Lewis basket in the paint.
The Bearcats extended the lead to 44-4 at the half as Polk County, playing without injured second-leading scorer Mia Bradley, struggled to find points.
The Wolverines did close the game with a 12-0 run and kept Hendersonville from scoring in the final eight minutes.
Scoring: Bailey Staton led Polk County with 15 points, with Jayden Duncan scoring five. Charley Dusenbury and Lewis each scored four.
Next up: Polk County will travel Dec. 30 to T.C. Roberson for a non-conference game.