Posts Tagged: Basketball

Williams scores 16, helps Portugal team move closer to 2nd title

June 14, 2019

Anchorage’s Travante Williams continued his red-hot shooting in the Portuguese League Finals as Oliveirense took a 2-1 lead to move within one victory from capturing a second straight title. He made 6-of-11 field goals and scored 16 points in an 87-82 win over Benfica in Game 3 of the best-of-5 championship series. This is a… Read more »

Lasher nets double digits for 15th straight game in Australia

June 12, 2019

Colter Lasher of Anchorage had his lowest scoring output of the season but he still managed to reach double figures for the 15th straight game. The second-year pro with the Geraldton Buccaneers had 11 points on 5-of-17 shooting in an 84-75 win over Warwick in Australia’s SBL. Lasher, of Dimond High fame, is averaging 17.9… Read more »

New Orleans Pelicans hire Langdon to be their new GM

May 20, 2019

The New Orleans Pelicans have hired Anchorage’s Trajan Langdon as the team’s general manager, putting him in position to be in charge of making the No. 1 pick in this year’s NBA Draft. He joins the Pelicans after serving as assistant general manager for the Brooklyn Nets since 2016. He also served as general manager… Read more »

Williams pushes prolific playoff winning streak in Portugal to 12

May 17, 2019

Anchorage’s Travante Williams has another gear when it comes to playoff basketball. He goes from good to great, shifting his game into overdrive and leaving the competition in his dust. His latest playoff performance resulted in 27 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals. And, of course, his team won. The 6-foot-4 guard led… Read more »

Hebard part of back-to-back Oregon titles in 3×3 tournament

May 6, 2019

Even when she’s not wearing a University of Oregon jersey, Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks still represents the color green. And in Las Vegas, she was money at the USA Basketball 3×3 National Championships. The Oregon junior helped the Ducks win their second straight title in their third consecutive finals appearance with a 21-20 win over… Read more »

Winner’s win: Chalmers racks up another major championship

May 5, 2019

Already the greatest basketball champion from Alaska, Mario Chalmers of Anchorage tested his magic touch in Europe. He went from hitting jumpers to hitting another jackpot. The 32-year-old cashed in on his first Champions League title with Italy’s Segafredo Virtus Bologna to give him one of the game’s greatest resumes. “I just wanted to leave… Read more »

Hebard, Oregon finish 1-1 on Day 1 of 3×3 Nationals in Vegas

May 3, 2019

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks kept alive her dream of playing in the title game for the third straight year at the USA Basketball 3×3 National Championships. She and her team with the University of Oregon finished 1-1 on Day 1 of the tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Ducks beat Michigan 14-11 under the sun… Read more »

Injuries slow but can’t stop Abdul-Bassit’s success in Mexico

April 17, 2019

Nagging injuries can’t keep Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit off the basketball court. The 26-year-old with the Tijuana Zonkeys of Mexico is currently playing through lingering wrist and hamstring pain. It’ll take more than that to keep him out. Abdul-Bassit, of West High fame, is averaging 7.3 points in 22.3 minutes per game in 10 appearances. The… Read more »

Hale averages double figures in German B finals, but team loses

April 9, 2019

DaJonee Hale of Anchorage made in rain in the German B League finals. The 5-foot-8 rookie guard averaged double figures in every game of the best-of-3 series and shot 63% from 3-point range. Bamberg lost 93-73 in Game 3 of the finals. Hale, of Houston High fame, averaged 13.3 points and made 10-of-16 3s in… Read more »

Chalmers helps Italian team reach Champions League final four

April 4, 2019

He’s been a winner his entire basketball career, so it makes sense that Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers would enjoy instant success in Europe. After all, that’s why Virtus Bologna brought him to Italy. The Alaska Sports Hall of Famer’s presence, poise and playmaker skills continue to make a difference on the court as he helped Bologna… Read more »