Defense, hot shooting pushes Lady Vikings past Polk
Jamie Shell / (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Avery Lady Vikings basketball continues to surge as the conference tournament approaches, starting strong with offense and creating transition opportunities through its defense to easily handle visiting Polk County 66-51 in varsity girls’ basketball action in Viking Gym on Friday, Jan. 31.
The Lady Vikings scored its highest single-quarter point total for the season in the first period, blitzing the Polk defense to the tune of 24 points. AHS drained four three-point shots, two each from Bre Heaton and Lauren Burleson, to build a double-digit lead at 24-11 after eight minutes.
Although Avery’s hot hand cooled from the field in the second period, the team’s defense remained stern. AHS held Polk to only one made field goal in the second stanza, while Kylie Polsgrove came off the bench for the Big Red to score 10 points in the period to help the Big Red take a 38-21 halftime lead.
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