Lawson Returns With Strong Outing

Tywon Lawson returned to Oak Hill Academy after a seven-game suspension and the North Carolina-bound point guard didn't miss a beat.

In a 106-74 rout against future Oklahoma Sooner Scottie Reynolds and his Herndon High (Va.) squad over the weekend, Lawson finished with 24 points and 10 assists.

Warriors coach Steve Smith inserted Lawson into the game with about three minutes left in the first quarter and the game tied at 11.

"We were up 65-35 at the half," Smith said. "That tells you how well he played."

"We're a different team without him," added Smith. "We're more of a halfcourt team."

Lawson was 7-of-12 from the floor, 2-of-5 from long distance and 8-of-9 from the free throw line. Reynolds, who was guarded by Nolan Smith for much of the game, finished with 27 points.

Oak Hill improved to 16-0 with the win.

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