Lauwers collects season-high points (Basketball)

January 24, 2010
Colton Lauwers

The season hasn’t started the way Adams State freshman Colton Lauwers of Anchorage wanted, but he stuck with it.

And his stick-to-itiveness finally paid dividends Saturday.

Lauwers, of Dimond High fame, enjoyed his finest college game against Western New Mexico by amassing 10 points, three rebounds and two assists in a gutsy road performance that nearly pulled the struggling Grizzlies out of their doldrums.

As it was, though, the 83-79 loss was the team’s fifth straight defeat.

The 6-foot-3 Alaskan reached double figures for the first time in 16 games, and he picked a great time, too, sparking his team in the second half.

Lauwers drained back-to-back 3-pointers to put NCAA Division II Adams State up 58-56 with 12 minutes to play. The lead would vanish, but the frosh proved he has arrived.

In two games last week the reigning Alaska player of the year averaged 8.0 points, three times his season clip.

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