It was by no means emphatic, but Corbin Lewis’s third-quarter dunk made a statement.
North Butler was not going away.
Nashua-Plainfield went into the half of Monday night’s home boys basketball game with a 27-24 lead. The Bearcats then opened the third quarter with a 6-0 run capped off with the dunk to give them a 30-27 lead.
N-P’s Bo Harrington then nailed the first of his two 3 pointers to tie game at 30-30. The Huskies would not trail again.
N-P went on to win 56-52 over its Top of Iowa Conference rival. The victory evened out the night because the North Butler girls team opened the basketball doubleheader by beating N-P 43-33.
North Butler’s Kaycee Wiebke led all scorers in the girls’ tilt with 18 points. N-P’s top scorers were Jalynn Pratt with 10 and Kadence Huck with 9.
The Bearcats led 23-9 at the half. A second half rally by the Huskies fell short as the outscored North Butler 24-20.
Harrington led all scorers with 24 points, including a pair of free throws in the closing seconds to ice the boys game. Tucker Franzen scored 12, followed by Devin Johnson and Joel Winters with 7 apiece and Matthew Malven with 6.
Owen Almelien was North Butler’s top scorer with 17. Lewis had 15.