Polk drops pair to Meigs
by From Staff Reports
Dec 09, 2012 | 643 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BENTON — The “Polk County curse” came knocking once more as Benton’s Wildcats couldn’t overcome a low-scoring quarter, dropping a 46-39 decision to District 5-AA rivals the Meigs County Tigers Friday evening.

Wildkitten basketball players had similar luck, being unable to overcome a slow start and falling 68-47 to the Lady Tigers.

After holding a first quarter lead, Polk County’s boys had to settle for a 26-26 tie heading into halftime.

When the team retook the floor the curse struck, limiting the offense to just five points in the third quarter.

That was all the Tigers needed grab the lead and hold onto it.

Senior Evan Ball led scoring with 12 points on the night.

The Wildcats fall to 0-5 on the season and 0-2 in the district.

On the girl’s side of the evening, a nine-point first quarter had the Wildkittens down early, but in a still very manageable game. Going into the break, Meigs’ Lady Tigers held a relatively slim 26-20 lead.

But, Meigs went on a tear in the third quarter, scoring 22 to Polk’s 11 to put both the lead and game out of reach.

Rachel Epperson led scoring for Polk with 12 points. Emily Wilson and Rosa Haynes both notched 11 in the loss.

That moves the Wildkittens to 0-6 overall and 0-2 in the district.

Both teams will look to run things around Monday as they host Loudon.