LOUDON — Polk County saw mixed results Friday evening as they took on district opponent Loudon.
The Wildkittens (6-4, 1-1) came away with a one point, 47-46 victory over the Lady Redskins (6-5, 0-1), and the Wildcats were handed their seventh loss in a row by the Redskins, falling 65-44.
The Polk County girls finished the first quarter with a narrow, two point lead over Loudon.
They went on to score 17 points in the second, while the Lady Redskins were only able to add eight more points to the board.
With a 26-15 lead going into the third quarter, it seemed that the Wildkittens were in control of things.
Loudon was able to rally and score 18 points in the third quarter though, which once again gave Polk County a narrow 36-33 lead over their opponent going into the final quarter.
The Lady Redskins outscored Polk County 13-11 in the fourth quarter, but the Wildkittens were able to keep their claws dug into the 47-46 win.
MaKayla McClary led the Wildkittens with 16 points and six rebounds.
The Polk County girls were 12-for-17 at the free-throw line Friday evening and had a total of 23 rebounds, 16 turnovers and seven steals.
While the Wildkittens saw success in Loudon, the Wildcats were not so lucky.
The Redskins came out strong, taking a 19-9 lead over Polk by the end of the first quarter.
The Wildcats (2-8, 0-2) were able to outscore Loudon (4-7, 1-0) 11-6 in the second quarter, which narrowed their deficit to just five points, 25-20, going into the half.
Once again, the Redskins came out scoring in the third quarter, adding another 18 points to the board, while the Wildcats were only able to score 11 more points.
Loudon solidified their win by finishing out the fourth quarter by outscoring Polk 22-13 to end things 65-44.
Cody Groomes led the Wildcats in scoring with 14 points, with Gage Locke scoring 10 points. Both Groomes and Locke hit two 3-pointers, with Will Richmond chipping in two more treys and Black Cross getting a 3-pointer of his own.
Polk County continues their District 5-AA play Tuesday at Sweetwater.