Drew Streightiff

Posted at: 02/19/2014 6:37 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Through the first 18 games of the season, Hayfield senior Drew Streightiff averaged just under eight points per game.

"Coach told me I had to step up, and I've just been trying to step up lately," said Streightiff.

In his last seven games, Streightiff is averaging 18 points.

"It's kind of cool, I guess. I have to give a lot of credit to my teammates for looking for me all the time," said Streightiff.

Drew scored a career high 26 points in the team's win over Byron last Tuesday. Three days later, he topped that, scoring 28 points against Lourdes.

"Right now, it's his confidence; it's pretty high right now. Not only from the perimeter shooting the ball, but attacking the basket, getting some offensive boards and finishing strong," said head coach Chris Pack.

"With it being my senior year, I just want to go out good, and I've just been more aggressive and just having fun," said Streightiff.

And with the playoffs starting this week, Drew couldn't have picked a more perfect time to be playing the best basketball of his career.

"It couldn't be at a better time. It gives us a third consistent scorer, and going into the playoffs, teams kind of have to look at it. 'Who are we going to put on Cole Kruger, and Jeremy Stuart, and Drew Streightiff?' So we have options," said Pack.

"We don't play many guys, but we have 6 guys that can score 15 points any given night, so that's helpful," said Streightiff.