Polk County's Bailey Staton totalled 23 points in Tuesday's win

Polk County shook off a slow first quarter Tuesday and raced away to a key Mountain Foothills 7 Conference victory at Brevard.

The Wolverines notched a 63-32 triumph, taking sole possession of third place in the MF7 with the win. More importantly, Polk (10-7, 4-2) also moved a step closer to securing a .500 won-loss record that should lead to a first-round home 1A playoff game.

Brevard (5-12, 3-3) grabbed a 12-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. But Polk roared back to take a 26-17 edge at halftime, then steadily pulled away in the final two quarters.

Bailey Staton had 23 points to pace Polk County, with Mia Bradley scoring 16. Kylie Lewis added 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Kiera Littlejohn finished with eight points and Charley Dusenbury added five for the Wolverines, who will host Patton on Friday to kick off the second half of their conference schedule.