MADISONVILLE — Coach Rusty Brewer’s Polk County Wildcats dropped a double-overtime decision in their first District 5-AA game Friday night at Sequoyah High School, falling to the high-scoring Chiefs, 69-57.
The home team put four players in double figures, led by Jethro Griffin’s 23 points and 21 from Justin Phillips. Derrick Atchley and Tevin West also joined in the scoring parade with 11 and 10 points respectively.
Senior guard Alex Akins topped the Wildcats in scoring with 18 points, including two 3-pointers. Jordan Brown contributed 13 points, Logan Brewer 10 and Evan Ball nine.
Brewer also had 11 rebounds for Polk County as the Wildcats’ record dropped to 3-4 on the year.
Ball was held scoreless through regulation, but came up big in the first overtime. He hit three 3-pointers in the first extra period, the third coming as time expired to send the game to a second overtime, which was dominated by the Chiefs.
Polk County will return to the court Tuesday with a trip over the mountain to Sequatchie County.
off to strong start
The Bradley Central freshmen boys are off to a 2-0 start after a pair of wins over teams from our neighbors to the north.
The Bears downed McMinn Central 48-39 in their opener and then scalped the Cherokees of McMinn County 60-26.
Taylor Bentley led the way against the Chargers with a 20-point night, while Logan Cox netted 11 and Cal Pickel eight in the victory.
A trio of Bears hit double digits against the Cherokees with Cox leading the way with 17, Bentley netting a dozen and Keith Wilson pumping in 10.
TCPS wins opener
The Tennessee Christian Preparatory Schools Hawks recently defeated Charleston Elementary in their 4th-5th grade season opener, 34-23.
Leading the Hawks to victory was Junior Clay with 12 points. Drew Smith and Grant Smith added six points each, while Mullek Bradford hd eight rebounds and Brad Meyers six. Clay also led the team in steals with six.