Posts Tagged: Basketball

Hebard’s big year earns her invite to U19 Team USA tryouts

April 8, 2017

In the last year since she graduated high school, Fairbanks basketball star Ruthy Hebard has won a gold medal with the U18 national team, earned a starting role with the Oregon Ducks, made all-league in the Pac-12 and helped her program make history. Is that all? Nope. Now she’s earned an invitation to try out… Read more »

Chmiel part of South Carolina coaching staff in NCAA title game

April 2, 2017

He won’t take the court tonight, but Palmer’s Fred Chmiel could play a factor in tonight’s NCAA women’s basketball national championship game. For starters, he’s one of the South Carolina assistant coaches. But maybe more importantly he’s from Alaska, and the 907 connection has proven to be extremely successful by going 7-1 in the NCAA… Read more »

Harris hits 4th buzzer beater since 2014 in NBA D-League

March 26, 2017

There’s been a lot of talk this year about former Kentucky Wildcats hitting game-winning buzzer beaters in the NBA. Former Wildcat Ramon Harris of Anchorage has been doing that in the NBA D-League since 2014. The 6-foot-7 sharpshooter hit the second game-winning buzzer beater of the season with the Grand Rapids Drive and the fourth… Read more »

Hebard powers Oregon into first-ever Elite Eight; UConn next up

March 25, 2017

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks collected two rebounds, two free throws and a steal in the final two minutes to help the No. 10 Oregon Ducks beat No. 3 seed Maryland 77-63 in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The 6-foot-4 starting forward finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals… Read more »

Clarke University to provide Drammeh with win-win opportunity

March 23, 2017

Pindo Drammeh of Anchorage participated in last year’s Nor Cal Fall Showcase in San Francisco hoping to catch the attention of a coach from a four-year university. It worked. The Sierra College sophomore piqued the interest of Clarke University, a NAIA school in Dubuque, Iowa, and now he’s headed there. Drammeh, of Service High fame,… Read more »

Hebard plays hero for Oregon in NCAA tourney win over Temple

March 18, 2017

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks played hero for the University of Oregon, helping the Ducks earn the school’s first win in the NCAA Tournament since 2005. The 6-foot-4 freshman and former Alaska player of the year scored the go-ahead bucket with 5.5 seconds left and then blocked a shot attempt at the buzzer to secure No…. Read more »

Hale’s bucket seals CMU’s first win at NAIA national tournament

March 16, 2017

NeNe Hale of Anchorage scored the go-ahead basket with just 18 seconds remaining to give Central Methodist University its first-ever win in the NAIA national tournament Hale iced the victory with a pair of free throws to close out a 52-49 victory over a 23-win Biola team during the first round of the Cramer Bracket… Read more »

Hepa drops monster double-double in Philippines exhibition

March 15, 2017

Just hours after landing in Manila, Philippines, Kamaka Hepa of Barrow took flight on the basketball court. The 17-year-old had a huge game with 27 points, 13 rebounds, seven blocked shots and five assists for Fil-Am Sports USA, one of four international teams in the competition made up of players with Filipino descent. Despite his… Read more »

Wyche plays big for Laramie County in Region IX title game loss

March 12, 2017

Da’Zhon Wyche of Anchorage played one of his best games when his team needed it most. Unfortunately, the freshman’s fabulous effort wasn’t enough to save Laramie County from a 101-97 loss to Gillette College in Gillette, Wyoming. The loss came in the championship game of the Region IX Tournament, where the winner advanced to the… Read more »

Hepa wins title in Oregon to go with the two he bagged in Barrow

March 11, 2017

First Alaska, now Oregon. The legacy of Kamaka Hepa continues. The high school basketball star collected his third state championship in three years after helping the Jefferson Democrats win the Oregon Class 6A title with a 70-67 win over Clackamas. The 6-foot-9 nationally ranked junior forward and former two-time Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year… Read more »