Polk hoop squads swept away by Sequoyah
by From Staff Reports
Jan 12, 2014 | 429 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print

MADISONVILLE — Both Polk County squads found themselves on the losing side of things Friday night at Sequoyah.

In the District 5-AA matchup, it was the Chiefs and Lady Chiefs who came away victorious over the Wildcats and Wildkittens.

The Wildkittens (8-10, 2-3) fell to the Lady Chiefs (11-6, 4-1) in a 34 point, 56-22 loss.

Polk was only able to score four points in the opening quarter, while Sequoyah scored 12 points.

The second quarter provided no offensive relief for the Wildkittens, who were only able to add five more points to the scoreboard while the Lady Chiefs netted 14 more of their own.

Trailing 26-9 after the half, Polk was unable to slow down Sequoyah any in the third quarter, and was outscored 14-7.

Adding insult to injury, the Lady Chiefs finished the game out by scoring 16 points to the Wildkitten’s six points in the fourth quarter.

Isabella Liner led the Wildkittens in scoring with seven points.

Hannah Withrow had six rebounds and one steal in the game.


While the Polk County boys were able to put more points up on the scoreboard than their female counterparts, the end result was much the same.

Sequoyah (7-9, 3-2) was able to hand Polk (3-15, 0-5) a 15 point, 70-55 loss Friday night.

The teams started in a dead heat, finishing the first quarter with a 14-14 tie.

The Chiefs outscored the Wildcats 19-7 in the second quarter, and went into the half with a 33-21 lead.

Despite a better offensive effort in the second half, Polk County was unable to put together a winning combination.

In the third quarter the Wildcats added 14 points to the scoreboard, while the Chiefs racked up 19 more.

The final eight minutes of play allowed Polk the opportunity to score 20 more points, but unfortunately the Wildcats’ defense couldn’t stall the Chiefs who were able to finish with 18 more points.

Blake Cross led the Wildcats in scoring with a total of 23 points coming from 10 two-point field goals and a trey.

Cody Groomes finished the game with 10 points, including a 3-pointer of his own.

Devin Weber and Hunter Ownbey’s 3-pointers rounded out the 3-point field goals for Polk.

Weber also had five rebounds and two blocks, while Will Richmond had six assists in the game.

Polk County will be back in action Monday, as the teams travel to Cleveland to take on Tennessee Christian.



Polk County 4 5 7 6 — 22

Sequoyah 12 14 14 16 — 56

WILDKITTENS (22) — Liner 7, McClary 6, McLain 5, Withrow 3, Waldroup 1, Davis, Johnson

LADY CHIEFS (56) — Hunter Simpson 13, Ingram 9, Haymes 7, Whited 6, Atchley 5, Miller 4, Welsham 4, Isbil 4, White 2, Moses.

3-point goals: PC 1 (Liner)

Records: Polk County 8-10, 2-3 District 5-AA; Sequoyah 11-6, 4-1 District 5-AA.


Polk County 14 7 14 20 — 55

Sequoyah 14 19 19 18 — 70

WILDCATS (55) — Blake Cross 23, Cody Groomes 10, Weber 6, Richmond 5, Locke 4, Ownbey 3, Coffey 2, Wimberley 2, Frerichs, Sipe.

CHIEFS (70) — Taylor Hawkins 18, Brett King 12, Will Phillips 12, Schaffer 8, Abernathy 7, Strickland 6, McCrary 4, Morris 3.

3-point goals: Polk 4 (Ownbey, Groomes, Cross, Weber); Sequoyah 9 (Phillips 4, Schaffer 2, Morris, Hawkins, King).

Records: Polk County 3-15, 0-5 District 5-AA; Sequoyah 7-9, 3-2 District 5-AA.