Polite shot 8 of 16 from the field, 4 of 6 from the arc and had nine rebounds and three steals for the Highlanders (11-6, 4-0), who won their fourth straight and are now 7-0 at home.
Carlik Jones made two free throws for a 71-69 lead with three minutes left. A Caleb Tanner 3-pointer started a 7-2 run for a six-point lead with 20 seconds left.
Jones finished with 15 points and 11 assists and Donald Hicks scored 11 points, including three 3-pointers.
Francois Lewis scored 16 points, Cory Hightower 15 and JC Younger, with four 3-pointers, 14 to lead the Blue Hose (9-9, 1-2). Davon Bell and Adam Flagler added 11 points each.
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