• Mitchell junior Tyler McKinney handles the ball Friday, Feb. 8, during the Mountaineers’ 65-59 home loss to the Polk Wolverines. (Photos by Tessa Taylor/for the News-Journal)
    Mitchell junior Tyler McKinney handles the ball Friday, Feb. 8, during the Mountaineers’ 65-59 home loss to the Polk Wolverines. (Photos by Tessa Taylor/for the News-Journal)

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Mountaineers beat Owen, lose to Polk

LEDGER – The Mitchell Mountaineers boys’ basketball team ended its regular season Friday, Feb. 8, with a 65-59 home loss to the Polk Wolverines.

The loss came three days after the Mountaineers overcame an early deficit Tuesday, Feb. 5, to claim a 69-51 win over the Owen Warhorses in Black Mountain.

Junior Tyler McKinney was 8-for-15 shooting led the Mountaineers with 19 points in the win at Owen. 

Sophomore Cauis Peterson went 6-for-8 from the field and was second on the team in scoring with 15 points against the Warhorses.

The Warhorses built an early 18-6 lead after the first quarter, but Mitchell’s defense clamped down in the second quarter as the Mountaineers outscored the Warhorses 17-9 and took a 33-27 lead at halftime.

Owen cut into Mitchell’s lead in the third quarter, but the Mountaineers went on to outscore the Warhorses 19-9 in the final frame to claim the win.

Mitchell (9-13, 5-5) begins Western Highlands Conference Tournament play Friday, Feb. 15, against Polk in Ledger.

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