Lasher bags 18 points on iconic Indiana Hoosiers home court

December 16, 2016

Colter Lasher basketball

Colter Lasher

Houston Baptist senior Colter Lasher of Anchorage has made a bunch of memories during his college basketball career.

But this one had to top the list.

Lasher just missed matching his career high with 18 points against the nation’s ninth-ranked team in a 103-61 loss to Indiana on the famous Hoosiers’ home court.

The historic setting, the nearly 18,000 fans in attendance, that kind of stage could freak out some players. But the Alaskan stayed cool.

“It wasn’t too crazy,” Lasher told me. “Playing for a small school, we have to go on the road and play big schools every year. But I feel that this is the first year it’s really slowed down on the court for me and I could play my game.”

Lasher, of Dimond High fame, drilled 8-of-13 shots, grabbed four rebounds, handed off three assists and made two steals in 35 minutes.

He didn’t want to come off the court.

“I think that playing the big schools makes you elevate your game because you don’t have the luxury most times of being more talented, so you have to work that much harder to be effective,” he said.

The 6-foot-7 forward nearly equaled his career high of 19 points set twice earlier this season.

Lasher leads Houston Baptist with a 13.8 scoring average and has accumulated 703 points in 92 career games at the NCAA D1 level.