Polk County’s Emmie McDowell prepares to score on a fast break in Thursday’s win over Chase

Near-perfect start fuels Polk girls in lopsided win over Chase

Polk County played a near-perfect first quarter Thursday en route to an easy 67-11 victory over Chase in non-conference girls basketball action at Polk.

The Wolverines continued their early-season success, improving to 5-1. Chase dropped to 0-3.

Polk County held the Trojans scoreless in the opening quarter, building a 20-0 lead at the end of the period. The Wolverines built the lead to 36-7 at halftime and steadily increased the margin the rest of the way.

Marissa Twitty had 14 points to lead Polk County, with Olivia Overholt finishing with 12 points, seven steals and five assists. Sara Muse had 10 points, five assists and five steals while Tori Thompson had 10 points, five rebounds and four steals.

Emmie McDowell scored nine points, with Alana Jergenson scoring six. Kaylin Jenkins had four points and five rebounds, Kristen Hall had two points and five rebounds and Rachael Davis grabbed six rebounds.

The two teams are set ti meet again Monday at Chase.