Posts Tagged: Basketball

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 »

Klie, Looney on collision course to meet in NCAA D2 regional

March 10, 2017

Adam Klie has home court, but Connor Looney has the hot hand. The two Alaskans are starting guards for their respective college basketball teams competing at the NCAA D2 West Regional, which tipped off today in San Diego, California. Anchorage’s Klie and UC San Diego are the No. 1 seeds and tournament hosts while Palmer’s… Read more »

Biggerstaff only Alaska woman named all-region in NWAC

March 8, 2017

Everett Community College basketball player Lexi Biggerstaff of Ketchikan has been named all-region in the Northwest Athletic Conference. The 5-foot-10 freshman forward earned second team honors in the North Region, the only Alaska woman recognized by the NWAC. She led her team with 38 total steals and ranked second with 298 points and 604 minutes in… Read more »

McCullough named NWAC’s North Region Freshman of the Year

March 6, 2017

Coming off last year’s redshirt season, Jalon McCullough of Fairbanks knew he had to hit the ground running with Peninsula College. He flirted with a triple-double in the first game and never looked back. The 5-foot-10 guard pieced together a sensational season that saw him earn all-region honors in the Northwest Athletic Conference as well… Read more »