Williams notches 21 points, 8 steals for streaking Spokane
The Spokane men’s basketball team scored 10 points directly off steals by Anchorage’s Jaron Williams as his defensive prowess paid huge dividends in an 84-70 win over Big Bend.
The 6-foot-4 freshman racked up a season-high eight steals in the game as he continues to make a case for NWAC all-defensive team honors.
Williams, of East High fame, came off the bench to score 21 points on 10-of-14 shooting.
He was single-handedly responsible for a 7-2 run midway through the second half after scoring seven consecutive points for Spokane, the last to make it 61-44.
Five times in the game his steals directly led to quick points – three times with his own layup and twice on assists.
Williams ranks No. 2 in the NWAC with 2.8 steals per game and he has registered at least one steal in all 17 games. His previous high was five.
He is averaging 14.2 points per game, the second-highest scoring average for Spokane (19-4).