CLAYTON -- The North Putnam freshman boys' basketball team picked up a road win over Cascade Thursday night, 45-36.
After trailing by two following the first quarter, the Cougars scored 15 points in the second to take a 22-18 lead at halftime.
North stretched the lead to eight in the third and took it to its final margin of nine in the fourth quarter.
Payne Stewart led the Cougars with 18 points. Jacob Lucas was also in double figures with 11.
The Cougars are next in action at Saturday's Putnam County Tournament at Cloverdale. They play their first game against Greencastle in the tournament's second contest.
North Putnam 7 15 8 15 -- 45
Cascade 9 9 4 14 -- 36
North Putnam -- Stewart 18, Lucas 11, Summerlot 6, Hunt 5, Fordice 3, Welch 2.