Polk Middle's Beija Olivari had a team-high eight points in Wednesday's game

Second-half slowdown foils Wolverines at Hendersonville Middle

Hendersonville Middle shut down Polk County Middle’s offense in the second half Wednesday, rallying to hand the Wolverines a 37-22 setback in Blue Ridge Conference girls basketball action in Hendersonville.

The Bearcats improved to 4-0 with the win while Polk Middle fell to 3-1 with its first loss of the season.

How it happened: Polk Middle took an 18-12 lead at halftime. But Hendersonville Middle held the Wolverines to just two second-half baskets, enabling the comeback that secured the win.

The Bearcats outscored Polk 13-2 in the fourth quarter.

Scoring: Beija Olivari led Polk Middle with eight points, with Sofie Abrahamsen and Cate Brown each scoring four. Amiyah Waters, Reeve Carroll and Raney Tallon each scored two points.

Next up: Polk Middle is back in action on Thursday, traveling to Flat Rock Middle for a 4:30 p.m. tipoff.