Polk drops district pair to Meigs
by From Staff Reports
Jan 20, 2013 | 408 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BENTON — Neither Polk County basketball team would be successful against the visiting Meigs County squads on Friday night.

The Wildcats suffered a 64-35 defeat at the hands of the Tigers, and the Wildkittens fared the same with a 58-36 loss to the Lady Tigers.

The Polk boys managed to get only eight points during the first period, while Meigs County racked up 23 points.

In the second period the Wildcats were able to add 10 points in an attempt to combat their deficit. Meigs remained in the lead by adding 13 more points.

The first half ended with the home team trailing the visitors 36-18.

The Tigers defense effectively stunned the Wildcat offense, allowing them only five points in the third, while Meigs racked up 21 points.

Going into the fourth period trailing 57-23, Polk County allowed the Tigers only seven more points. The Wildcats were able to add 12 more points to the scoreboard, finishing the game 64-35.

Polk saw Gage Locke, Evan Ball, Cody Groomes, and Devin Weber each net a 3-pointer and the team was 7-for-18 in free throws for the evening.

Meigs totaled up 11 3-pointers, with four coming from Bryson Baker. The Tigers were 5-for-9 in free throws.

Groomes led the Wildcats in points with eight, followed by Locke and Ball with seven.

Point leaders for Meigs County were Baker with 16, Levi Woods with 14, and Zach Powers with 10 points.

The Wildcats now stand at 5-16 and will be in action Friday in Chattanooga at Hamilton Heights.

WILDKITTENS 36

LADY TIGERS 58

The 17-4 Lady Tigers proved to be too much for the struggling 4-14 Wildkittens to handle Friday evening.

The Polk girls were handed a 58-36 loss by Meigs County.

In the first period the Wildkittens registered 10 points while the Lady Tigers got 14 points of their own.

A comeback was still in the picture by the end of the first half, as Meigs was only ahead 32-21.

Any hope for a Wildkitten comeback was dashed by the Lady Tigers, as they allowed the home team only one point in third period.

The fourth period ended with Polk managing an additional 14 points, losing to Meigs 58-36.

The Wildkittens allowed 10 turnovers during the game and had 37 rebounds.

Polk was 6-of-15 for free throws. The only Wildkitten to make a successful 3-point shot was Riley Hatcher, who notched two on Friday.

The Wildkittens are now at 4-15 and are due back in action at Hamilton Heights in Chattanooga Friday.

GAME SUMMARIES

Girls

Meigs County 14 18 15 11 — 58

Polk County 10 11 1 14 — 36

LADY TIGERS (58) — Hampton 6, Emily Swafford 33, Boggess 2, Davis 6, Brandi Kilpatrick 11, Woods, Dalton, Lewis.

WILDKITTENS (36) — Liner, Johnson 4, Hatcher 6, Wilson 8, McClain 2, McClary 6, Epperson 5, Haynes 4, Withrow 1, Stewart, Lillard.

3-point goals: Polk 2 (Hatcher 2); Meigs 5 (Swafford 4, Hampton).

Free throws: Meigs n/a; Polk 6-of-15.

Records: Meigs County 18-4, 3-2 District 5-AA; Polk County 4-15, 1-5 District 5-AA.

Boys

Meigs County 23 13 21 7 — 64

Polk County 8 10 5 12 — 35

TIGERS (64) — Clark 4, Bryson Baker 16, Levi Woods 14, Moore, Letner 2, Spradling 5, Malone 6, Rail, Skidmore, Sherman 2, Zack Powers 10, Ballew 1, Peadon 2, Henry 2.

WILDCATS (35) — Hutcheson 2, Locke 7, Ball 7, Coffee, Grooms 8, Keith, Cross, Richmond 2, Der. Weber 4, Dev. Weber 5.

3-point goals: Polk 4 (Ball, Locke, Grooms, D. Weber); Meigs 11 (Baker 4, Woods 2, Malone 2, Powers 2, Spradling).

Free throws: Meigs 5-of-9; Polk 7-of-18.

Records: Meigs County 10-12, 3-2 District 5-AA; Polk County 5-16, 1-5 District 5-AA.