Ben Lawson, Great Britain Suffers Four Game Losing Skid


Well folks, if you have been following the U20 European Championship with us, you have noticed the lack of reports these last few days. To put it simply, there hasn’t been much to report, especially news regarding our Hilltopper Ben Lawson.

The past few days have featured blow out victories over the English, with the three most recent losses occurring with double digit deficits. The three losses have combined factors that resulted in Great Britain’s defeat; such as poor shooting (29% vs. Spain), allowing an astounding 49 rebounds against Serbia (with 22 of those coming on the offensive end), and overall sloppy play. The final scores of the past three outings? 52-75 against Slovenia, 57-74 verses Serbia, and 59-76 against Spain. Ouch.

Ben Lawson’s production has been cut minimally as he saw only five minutes against Slovenia, which only produced one rebound. He didn’t even see any court time against Serbia, then took the hardwood for a short seven minutes verses Spain in which he accumulated one rebound and one blocked shot. So our Hilltopper has definitely seen a change of production this portion of the tourney, unlike what we saw in the initial few games of play. [ed. note – We know now that Lawson has a back problem that isn’t too serious, and has played few minutes mostly due to precautions.]

The opponents play has just disrupted the English and halted any progress they would have liked to earn in this tourney. Great Britain’s next outing will be on Friday against Italy. The squad has been eliminated from qualifying placement (not sure what they’re qualifying for, though), but can still place as high as 9th.