Polk preps for big matchup with romp past Chase

Polk County tuned up for a Wednesday night showdown in the best possible way Monday.

The Wolverines scored the game’s first nine points, built a 24-point halftime lead and cruised to a 69-18 win over Chase in a Mountain Foothills 7 Conference home battle.

Polk County (12-5, 7-3) hosts conference leader East Rutherford on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Cavaliers are undefeated this season.

Mia Bradley drilled an early jumper, Olivia Overholt scored on back-to-back baskets and Tori Thompson drove for a layup, scored, drew a foul and hit the free throw for the Wolverines’ early 9-0 advantage.

Polk led 15-6 at the end of the first period, then opened the second quarter with a 12-2 blitz in the first two minutes en route to a 36-12 advantage at the half.

The Wolverines substituted freely throughout the game, but still closed with a 20-0 fourth quarter to account for the final margin as Chase dropped to 1-15, 0-10.

Overholt had 24 points, Thompson had 15 and Kinsley Huskey had eight on an evening in which Polk County honored its three seniors before the game.

Mia Bradley also scored eight, with Kiera Littlejohn adding six points. Kylie Lewis finished with five, with Vanessa Raposa scoring two and Sarah Gray adding one.

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