Polk County's Emily Prince had 11 points and nine steals in Tuesday's game at Madison

Polk JV girls show improvement in loss at Madison

Polk County’s junior varsity girls coach Amber Thompson hasn’t had many opportunities to see her team on the floor this season.

She finally got a glimpse Tuesday and liked what she saw, even in a loss.

Madison notched a 35-17 victory over Polk in a Western Higlands Conference matchup in Marshall. It marked just the second game this season for the Wolverines, who fell to 0-2.

Thompson was especially pleased with her team’s effort as Polk collected 30 rebounds and 17 steals. The Wolverines couldn’t turn those possessions into points, though, going 6-for-38 from the floor.

“I am pleased with the progress this inexperienced team is making this season,” Thompson said. “We have improved in many ways even if the scoreboard did not reflect it.”

Emily Prince had 11 points, nine steals and three rebounds for Polk, with Jessie Emory adding four points and 13 rebounds. Kayleigh Wilson had two ponts and three rebounds.

Polk County will be back in action on Friday, hosting Owen at 4 p.m.