Polk Middle girls keep scoreboard ticking in downing Hendersonville Middle

Polk County Middle kept the scoreboard ticking on a regular basis Wednesday – exactly what head coach Michelle Fagan wants to see this season.

The Wolverines’ one-two punch of Bailey Staton outside and Jayden Duncan inside, plus plenty of points from others, led Polk Middle to a 43-30 victory over Hendersonville Middle in a Blue Ridge Conference meeting at Polk.

Duncan had 17 points and Staton had 12 as Polk Middle improved to 2-1.

“That’s two games in a row with more than 40 points,” Fagan said. “That’s what we want to see.”

Polk Middle raced to a 10-2 lead in the first quarter, pushed the lead into double digits in the second and were never challenged in the second half.

Staton and Charley Dusenbury routinely drove into the Hendersonville defense and found either Duncan or Kaylynne Holbert, who finished with six points, open for layups.

“We started finishing more inside, which was very helpful,” Fagan said. “We also were at a whole different level defensively. Plus we crashed the boards and rebounded well.

“I’m proud of them for putting points on the board. We’ve still got a lot to work on.”

Beija Olivari added four points for Polk, with Cate Brown and Dusenbury each scoring two and Reeve Carroll and Leah Dotson each scoring one.

Polk Middle is back in action on Monday, traveling to Flat Rock for a 4:30 p.m. matchup.

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