Loewe heads east to continue hooping it up

Tiger star chooses East Texas Baptist

Witnessing Lance Loewe’s (center) signing with East Texas Baptist is (front) father Dusty and mother Lisa. In the back is Rockdale Athletic Director Jeff Miller, grandfather Billy Gest, grandmother Marie Gest and sister Miranda Loewe. Witnessing Lance Loewe’s (center) signing with East Texas Baptist is (front) father Dusty and mother Lisa. In the back is Rockdale Athletic Director Jeff Miller, grandfather Billy Gest, grandmother Marie Gest and sister Miranda Loewe. Playing college basketball is a Loewe family tradition and youngest son Lance has no plans to break the chain.

The Tiger star has decided he will continue the tradition at East Texas Baptist in Marshall.

“I think after playing with guys at that level for a while and maturing physically he has a chance to do well at the next level,” said his father and coach Dusty Loewe. “There is a big difference between an 18-year -old and a 22-year-old in that league.

“I think he will work hard to improve his game so when it comes his time, he can step in and do the job.”

His father Dusty played at Sul Ross and his older brother Justin played at Texas A&M.

Loewe’s older sister Miranda is a coach at Rockdale Junior High.

The 5-foot-11 Loewe finished his career as the fourth leading scorer in Rockdale history with 1,245 points and averaged 14.3 points a game.

Loewe, along with teammate Will McQuitter, became the most prodigious scoring duo in Tiger history with over 2,900 combined points.

But Loewe was hardly just a scorer. He put together some impressive overall numbers, with over 200 three-pointers and free throws and over 300 steals, assists and rebounds.

An accurate shooter, Loewe shot 73 percent from the free throw line and 35 percent from behind the arc in his career.

During his visit to the campus last week, Loewe nailed four treys in a row during a scrimmage with the team.

During his high school career, Loewe was also a two-way starter on the Tiger football team at wide receiver and defensive back and is one of the top junior golfers in the state.

Loewe—a four-year all-district pick—spent his freshman year at Taylor when his father was the head basketball coach there.

Located in Marshall, East Texas Baptist shares the east d iv ision of t he A mer ic an Southwest Conference with Concordia, The University of Texas-Dallas, University of Texas-Tyler, College of the Ozarks, McMurry, Mississippi College, Louisiana College and LeTourneau.

The Tigers are coached by 16-year veteran Bert West, a former East Texas Baptist player.

The 15-12 Tigers finished third in the east division of the American Southwest Conference. The top four teams in each division qualify for the conference tournament.

They upset the No. 2 seed from the west (McMurry) in the first round of the tourney and lost to UT-Dallas in the next round. UT-Dallas made it to the sweet 16 of the National Tournament.

“They have an excellent point g uard coming back and he seems to be a good guy for Lance to learn from,” Loewe said. “Last week during Lance’s visit, Lance played pretty well against their guys in their scrimmage.”
THE DOWN LOEWE
Lance Loewe is in rarified air
when it comes to basketball statistics.
Here’s a look at his career
numbers:
Games—115
Points—1,387 (1,245 at Rockdale)
Rebounds—393
Assists—346
Steals—300
Free throws—215
3-pointers—205


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