Polk falls twice to Central
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ENGLEWOOD — The Polk County basketball teams ventured to Englewood Thursday night to take on a pair of red hot, state-ranked McMinn Central squads.

The Wildkittens fell to the third-ranked Chargerettes 71-50, while the 11th-ranked Chargers did in the Wildcats by a 68-41 tally.

The Polk County girls were only able to get eight points in the first period, while McMinn Central racked up 20 points. Despite coming on stronger for the rest of the game, the Wildkittens were never able to catch up to the Lady Chargers.

Emily Wilson led the team with 19 points, followed by Rosa Haynes with 10 points.

Central was led by Elizabeth Masengil with 25 points and Elizabeth Trentham with 10 points.

Polk County was able to net five 3-pointers while McMinn Central was only able to come up with one 3-pointer.

CHARGERS 68

WILDCATS 41

Central proved too much to handle as they outscored Polk County by 27 points Thursday night.

The Chargers were led by Josh Scudder with 14 points, Tim Webb with 13, Skylar Farrar with 12, and Bradley Ward with 12 points.

Will Richmond led the Wildcats with seven points.

Polk County hit three 3-pointers coming from Evan Ball, Cody Groomes, and Richmond. McMinn Central was able to net four 3-pointers.

Polk County will be back in action at Hamilton Heights on Monday.

GAME SUMMARIES

Girls

Polk County 8 15 14 13 — 50

McMinn Central 20 19 16 16 — 71

WILDKITTENS (50) — Emily Wilson 19, Rosa Hayes 10, Johnson 3, Hatcher 8, McLain 2, McClary 2, Epperson 6.

CHARGERETTES (71) — Elizabeth Masengil 25, Elizabeth Trentham 10, Tillman 8, Morrow 3, S. Williams 4, P. Williams 5, Young 3, Coleman 4, Gray 6, Atkins 2, Casteel 1.

3-point goals: McMinn Central 1 (S. Williams); Polk County 5 (Wilson 2, Haynes, Epperson, Hatcher).

Records: McMinn Central 21-3, 8-0 District 5-AA; Polk County 4-17, 1-6 District 5-AA.

Boys

Polk County 7 11 6 17 — 41

McMinn Central 15 22 18 13 — 68

WILDCATS (41) — Richmond 7, Hutcheson 6, Ball 6, Der. Weber 6, Groomes 5, Locke 4, Dev. Weber 3, Keith.

CHARGERS (68)— Josh Scudder 14, Tim Webb 13, Skylar Farrar 12, Bradley Ward 12, Miller 8, Boyd 4, Kepley 3, Baker 2, Bull, Harper, Holley, Swilley.

3-point goals: McMinn Central 4 (Webb 2, Farrar 2); Polk County 3 (Groomes, Ball, Richmond).

Records: McMinn Central 22-3, 7-1 District 5-AA; Polk County 5-18, 1-6 District 5-AA.