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Laurel boys basketball follows lead of point guard

Laurel boys basketball follows lead of point guard

Before last season Laurel High boys basketball Torrence Oxendine said he expected Kirk Hawkins to average about 12 to 15 points per contest.

But the Spartans point guard did much better than that.

He averaged about 20 points per game,” said Oxendine, now in his sixth season as the head coach at Laurel High. “He has really improved his mid-range game and decision making.”

Hawkins is now a senior and will be expected to carry the load again for the Spartans, who finished under .500 last season after posting a mark of 9-13 when Hawkins was a sophomore.

Another returning player for Laurel is junior Oba Anjorin, whom Oxendine said will come off the...