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Ruben Douglas earns conference honor Former...

December 14, 2002

Ruben Douglas earns conference honor

Former Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball star Ruben

Douglas has started his senior college season on an offensive tear.

As a starting shooting guard for the University of New Mexico,

Douglas is showing his prowess as a scorer and team leader for the

Lobos.

Monday, Douglas -- 6 feet 5, 200 pounds -- was honored as the

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Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week after

leading the Lobos to two victories last week.

Along with a 90-88 win against Northeastern, New Mexico also

defeated Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne, 91-66.

In the two games, Douglas averaged 26.5 points and 4.5 rebounds

and shot 44% (17 of 34) from the field and 82% (18 of 22) from the

free-throw line.

Douglas converted a three-point play with 5.7 seconds remaining to

give the Lobs the victory against Northeastern. In 29 minutes, he

scored 30 points -- four three-pointers -- and grabbed six rebounds.

Twenty-four of the points came in the second half.

In five nonconference games the Lobos are 3-2.

Douglas is leading the team in scoring, averaging 24.8 points and

seven rebounds a game. He has also converted nearly 88% of this free

throws (43 of 49).

Bell-Jeff boys' basketball Coach Eli Essa said Douglas has

received requests for background information from several NBA teams.

Lowe getting down for Burroughs team

Scoring seven goals last season for the Burroughs boys' soccer

team, Sean Lowe didn't have a bad year.

However, the beginning of his senior year has been a scoring

windfall for Lowe, as the forward scored six goals in the Indians'

first six matches.

Wednesday, Lowe delivered the winning goal in the 79th minute to

lift Burroughs past Glendale, 3-2.

Lowe helped Burroughs to a 5-0-1 season start.

Jeff Tully

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