Senior star Harrison Nowak amassed 38 points for Strawn in a 48-46 District 18-A upset of No. 15 Lingleville Tuesday night.
Nowak hit five 3-pointers, eight 2-point baskets and was 5-6 from the free throw line, as Strawn won at home despite only eight points from all other players. The Greyhounds very nearly swept the district-leading Cardinals, who are now tied with Huckabay atop the 18-A standings. Lingelville needed a Tim Griffin jumper at the buzzer to edge the Greyhounds during the first half of league play.
There would be no late magic for Lingleville this time, and Cardinals’ outright district tile hopes now hinge on defeating Gorman and Huckabay in their final two games. They beat rival Huckabay 45-36 the first time around.
Jarod Hagood did his part with 16 points inside for Lingleville, and Colby Stoker contributed 11 including seven after the intermission. Tim Griffin had eight, Meine Huisman four, Devon Corpus two, Bailey Fenn two and Tom VanKranenburg one.