Foul trouble haunts Polk JVs in setback at Patton
By game’s end Friday, Polk County’s junior varsity girls had just two players remaining on the court.
Five-on-two typically doesn’t work out very well, and it didn’t for the Wolverines, who dropped a 36-19 decision at Patton in a Mountain Foothills 7 Conference matchup.
Polk County fell to 2-4 overall with the loss.
How it happened: Polk County is down to five players on its roster, but that quintet held its own with Patton, taking a 15-13 lead at halftime.
But foul totals began to mount, and Patton took advantage, building a 19-15 lead entering the final quarter. Polk began the fourth period with just four players on the court, and fouls reduced that to two by game’s end.
Scoring: Akyla Cunningham led Polk County with 10 points, with Biance Pitts scoring five and Avia Cunningham adding four.