Monthly Archives: January 2016

Bell-Holter collects fifth double-double in Finland

January 10, 2016

Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter collected his fifth double-double of the season in Finland to help Lapua get a much-needed win. His 16 points and 12 rebounds propelled his team to an 86-70 victory over Pyrinto in premier basketball league action. Bell=Holter, of Ketchikan High fame, sank 6-of-14 shots including his only 3-point attempt. He also blocked… Read more »

Looney comes off bench to spark Hawaii Pacific’s win streak

The remarkable rise of Connor Looney‘s basketball game continues to gain traction at Hawaii Pacific University. The junior guard from Palmer reached double figures for the ninth consecutive game with a game-high 15-point effort in a 73-49 win over the Academy of Art in San Francisco, California. Looney, of Palmer High fame, is averaging a… Read more »

Mattson passes off season-best five dimes for Portland

January 9, 2016

Hannah Mattson of Fairbanks was one of the bright spots for the University of Portland women’s basketball in a 71-63 loss to Gonzaga. The starting junior guard handed off a season-high five assists and matched her season-best with two steals. She added seven points on 3-of-4 shooting. Mattson, of West Valley High fame, is averaging… Read more »

Way to return to Bellingham Bells of West Coast League

January 8, 2016

Brian Way of Sitka had so much fun last summer with the Bellingham Bells that the relief pitcher is going back in 2016. The West Coast League baseball team announced that the 21-year-old Alaskan would return – and why not? The big dude dealt last year. The 6-foot-7 right-hander flashed nice numbers with a 4-0… Read more »

Drammeh has as many blocked shots as rest of team combined

January 7, 2016

His minutes are limited, but his potential is untapped. Freshman Pindo Drammeh of Anchorage has as many blocked shots as the rest of his Sierra College team combined. The 6-foot-9 forward has 19 blocks in 14 games. He has started only three games, but in one of those he recorded his only double-double with 14… Read more »

Brackett rips down season-high 13 rebounds for Ancilla College

Travon Brackett of Anchorage continues to be one of the best rebounders in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association. The 6-foot-3 small forward hauled in a season-high 13 rebounds for Ancilla College in a 67-63 win at Kalamazoo Valley in JC men’s basketball action. Brackett, of West Valley High fame, came off the bench to… Read more »

Chalmers balls out in loss, flirts with triple-double

January 6, 2016

Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers turned back the clock and turned in one of the greatest performances of his NBA career. The Memphis Grizzlies guard bagged 23 points, eight rebounds and nine assists in a 112-94 loss to Oklahoma City. Chalmers, of Bartlett High fame, has played especially well against the Thunder in two games this season…. Read more »

Cole blocks 3 shots in HPU win, now ranks fifth in Pac West

Scoring comes and goes, but rebounding and defense is something Aminata Cole of Anchorage brings to the basketball court every game. The 5-foot-10 forward came off the bench to block three shots, grab seven rebounds and score eight points on 4-for-4 shooting as Hawaii Pacific beat Fresno Pacific 79-57 in California. Hawaii Pacific is 4-0… Read more »

Overbaugh accepts invitation to play in Senior Bowl

January 4, 2016

San Diego State long snapper Jeff Overbaugh of Anchorage did his job to perfection. He didn’t miss a game in his college football career and he didn’t miss the mark on 510 career snaps. His excellent effort didn’t go unnoticed, either. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound senior was named a Second Team All-American by Chris Sailer Kicking… Read more »

Griffin named Australian WNBL player of the week

January 3, 2016

A monster double-double helped Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River earn player-of-the-week honors in the Australian Women’s Basketball League. The 28-year-old forward sank 7-of-14 shots from the field en route to scoring 20 points. The 6-foot-2 also grabbed 14 rebounds as the Bendigo Spirit beat Canberra 78-68. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, ranks third in the… Read more »