Meigs County takes two from Polk County squads
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BENTON — Although they are no longer in the same district, the Polk and Meigs County rivalry continued Tuesday evening as the Tiger hoops teams made the trip to the foot of the Smoky Mountains.

The Decatur squads were able to take a pair of victories back home with them as the boys claimed an 89-65 tally, while the girls won 55-15. The Meigs boys are now 12-2 on the season, while the girls are 12-1.

Polk County will now take some time off for the holiday before traveling to Towns County, Ga., for the annual Battle of the States tournament Dec. 26-28.

The high-powered Tiger offense lit up the scoreboard for 20-plus points in three of the four periods, including racing out to a 24-12 advantage at the first buzzer.

The advantage swelled to 51-30 at the half, but Polk (2-12) came out in the third frame and put up a 20-spot itself to trim the deficit by four points. The visitors finished off the win with a 22-15 final quarter edge.

Levi Woods ripped the cords for 37 points, while Zy Moore and Bryson Baker added 19 and 18 points respectively for the Tigers.

Cody Groomes led the way for the Wildcats with a 20-point night, while Gage Locke netted 13. Blake Cross came one rebound shy of a double-double, scoring 10 points and pulling down nine caroms. Devin Weber has returned to the Polk lineup and netted eight points, while Chris Wimberley dished off five assists and scored four points.

Meigs County 25 26 16 22 — 89

Polk County 12 18 20 15 — 65

TIGERS (89) — Levi Woods 37, Zy Moore 19, Bryson Baker 18, Swanson 4, Meadows 4, Malone 3, Harris 2, A. Moore 2.

WILDCATS (65) — Cody Groomes 20, Gage Locke 13, Blake Cross 10, Weber 8, Richmond 5, Wimberley 4, Frerichs 2, Sipe 1.

3-POINTERS: Meigs 9 (Baker 4, Woods 2, Moore, Malone); Polk 7 (Locke 3, Groomes 2, Richmond, Weber).

FREE THROWS: Meigs 9-of-12; Polk 12-of-14.

RECORDS: Meigs Co. 12-2; Polk County 2-12.