Get Breaking News

Enter your email address to sign up.

Receive special offers from

Amber Johnson backs down a Lady Wolverines player in Avery’s 66-51 win against Polk County
on Friday, Jan. 31. Photo by Serena Smith

Originally published: 2014-02-04 21:41:59
Last modified: 2014-02-04 21:42:45

Defense, hot shooting pushes Lady Vikings past Polk

Jamie Shell / (

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.

To read the complete story, please pick up a copy of your hometown newspaper, The Avery Journal-Times, available at almost 100 locations in Newland, Banner Elk, Crossnore, Spruce Pine and Roan Mountain, Tenn. To subscribe to The Avery Journal-Times, please call (828) 733-0401 or click to 

Additional Images