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Lavey signs on for college ball

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bryan Kimbro

The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) men's basketball team signed Atascocita High School graduate Bridge Lavey to its 2012-13 squad.

The Saints finished last season as the Red River Athletic Conference regular season champions with a 21-3 record and 27-8 overall. The team was runner-up in the conference tournament and qualified for the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Tournament, where they made it to the Sweet 16 round.

Lavey played all four years on the varsity basketball team at Atascocita. The 6'6" forward is described as a player who works hard to better himself academically, as well as athletically.

During Atascocita's 2011-12 season, Lavey scored a season-high 26 points against Sam Houston and averaged 12 points per game, earning his name on the District 14-5A All-District team.

"Bridge played in one of the toughest districts in the state of Texas and had a great individual season," said Saints' basketball coach Russell Vanlandingham. "He is a perfect fit at the small forward position and has a high basketball IQ. I'm excited that he is joining our program this year."

The Saints will begin their season in November.

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