John Stroud saw the team he is most familiar with return Thursday night.
New Albany showed no mercy in their second round North Half game, topping Noxubee County, 71-30.
“We stressed today that these are put-out games from here on out, so there’s no letting up,” he said. “We’re playing more now with intensity and we’re more focused, not letting up at any point. I think they see how close we are to going back to Jackson, and it showed more in the way we’re playing.”