CLAYTON -- The North Putnam Cougars junior boys varsity basketball team couldn't overcome a great second half from the Cascade Cadets Thursday night and were defeated, 49-33, at home.
North's squad hung tough in the first half, only being outscored by one-point, 20-19, with Raine Young leading the way with seven points in the half. Young led the Cougars in scoring with 15 points and their lone three-pointer.
But in the second half Cascade outscored the Cougars 29-14 and secured the win with an 18-2 third quarter.
T.J. Wilhite scored six points in the contest for the Cougars and Jerrett Ban had four points. Brock Jones scored three points and went 1-of-2 from the line.
Kyle Adams and Jacob Lasiter scored two points each and Wes Bryan scored one point from the line.
North Putnam - (33) Young 15, Ban 4, Wilhite 6, Jones 3, Adams 2, Bryan 1, Lasiter 2. Totals - FG 15 FT 2-6 TP 33
Cascade - (49) Arthur 10, Mink 5, Wheeler 6, Fuchrer 8, Viera 6, Simpson 3, Heimansohn 11. Totals - FG 17 FT 10-16 TP 49
3-pt. shooting - North Putnam 1 (Young), Cascade 5 (Arthur 2, Fuchrer 2, Mink,)
Compiled by Caine Gardner