Hendersonville girls outlast Polk County in two overtimes

By the end of the second overtime period Wednesday, Polk County had just four players eligible to remain on the court.

It was that type of night for the Wolverines.

Hendersonville outlasted Polk County in a Mountain Foothills 7 Conference girls basketball clask, taking a 72-64 victory in two overtimes in Hendersonville.

A back-and-forth battle between the two teams headed into the extra period after Polk County’s Kylie Lewis hit a free throw with 10.4 seconds remaining to force a 53-53 tie.

The Bearcats (6-11, 3-3) grabbed a 60-58 advantage late in the first overtime, but Polk’s Olivia Overholt drove into the lane and hit a short jumper in the final seconds to force another extra five minutes.

By that point, the Wolverines (9-4, 4-2) were already without senior guard Tori Thompson, who fouled out earlier. Both Overholt and Lewis then fouled out in the second overtime, leaving Polk to play the final minute of the game with four players.

Overholt had 29 points to lead Polk County, with Lewis scoring 12. Kinsley Huskey had eight points, with Mia Bradley scoring seven.

Kiera Littlejohn added six points for Polk, with Thompson scoring two.

The Wolverines return to action on Friday, traveling to R-S Central for another conference matchup. That game is slated to be shown live on NFHS Network.

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