Lasher responds to benching with exceptional effort down under

June 25, 2019
Colter Lasher basketball

Colter Lasher

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher no doubted was frustrated with being benched for the first time this season, but he didn’t pout. He went to work.

The second-year pro with the Geraldton Buccaneers responded with a 21-point, 9-rebound effort to lead his team to an 80-77 win over the Willetton Tigers to maintain second place in Australia’s State Basketball League.

Lasher, of Dimond High fame, made 8-of-16 field goals, including a pair of 3s, to help him reach double figures for the 17th straight game.

This was the first time he knocked two 3-pointers in one game since May 11.

The 6-foot-7 forward ranks second on his team and 22 nd in the league with a 17.8-point scoring average.