Polk County's Avia Cunningham had four points in Friday's loss

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.