Fourth-year forward Jordan Lawson scored an MCAC record of 52 points in PUC’s 100-80 loss to the Red River College Rebels on Friday.
Lawson couldn’t be stopped and hit multiple corner threes throughout the game — hitting 9-of-17 three-point attempts and shooting 54 per cent from the field. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma forward grabbed six rebounds and added two assists in the match.
“JT is a tremendous competitor recognized by anybody in this league to be a deadly threat on offence,” said Pilots head coach Pierre Dubreuil. “His ability to control his body during tough shots makes him a difficult player to guard and stop.”
The Rebels held Lawson to lower numbers in Saturday’s rematch, but the PUC forward still scored 24 points and had nine rebounds.
Lawson is the Pilots’ captain for the second consecutive year after transferring from Bacone Collage, Oklahoma in 2017.
“He is leading his teammates by example on and off the court,” said Dubreuil. “His passion for the game of basketball and for improving himself is an inspiration to his teammates, past and present.”
Lawson is taking the Business Administration program at PUC.
The Pilots hold an 0-2 record and will tip-off again on Friday Nov. 29 when they host the TMCC Mikinocks.