Polk County's Exziah Staley had two points in Friday's loss at T.C. Roberson

T.C. Roberson races to win over Polk County

T.C. Roberson showed Friday why it’s considered one of the top girls basketball teams in Western North Carolina, racing to a 63-17 victory over Polk County in Asheville.

The Rams (9-4) have yet to lose to a WNC team, their four losses coming to Charlotte Catholic, Northern Guilford and two out-of-state schools.

Polk County dropped to 5-5 with the loss.

How it happened: T.C. Roberson scored the game’s first 15 points, with Polk finally tallying with 4:07 left in the first period on a Bailey Staton drive to the basket.

The Rams built a 49-9 halftime lead, led by guard Ryann Hernandez, who finished with 16 points, and guard E.P. Sluder, who had 14.

Scoring: Staton led Polk County with 10 points, with Sarah Gray, Kylie Lewis and Exziah Staley each scoring two points. Jayden Duncan added one point.

Next up: Polk County returns to Mountain Foothills 7 Conference play, traveling Tuesday to R-S Central.