LEWISVILLE — CJ Noland had 42 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, but iSchool of Lewisville held off the Class 6A No. 3-ranked Runnin’ Indians on Friday night, 87-83, in a back-and-forth non-district contest.
A Noland steal and basket made it an 85-83 margin with 10.1 seconds left, but the Cougars put the game away at the charity stripe.
Noland, who signed with Oklahoma on Nov. 11, had 20 points in the first half as the Runnin’ Indians led 21-18 at the end of the first quarter and managed to keep it tied at 47-all at halftime. However, iSchool heated up behind junior Keyonte George and led 68-60 at the end of the third.
George led iSchool with 24 points, followed by Trae Clayton with 16, Cruz Davis with 16 and Jayden Calloway-Brown with 11. The Cougars hit nine 3-pointers and were 29-of-52 from the floor.
The schedule doesn’t get any easier for WHS. The Indians (1-1) were scheduled to host 6A private school No. 1 Plano John Paul II on Tuesday afternoon at Mike Turner Gymnasium, and will host 5A No. 1-ranked Lancaster on Friday at 1 p.m.