Posts Tagged: Basketball

Harris plays to win in Greece, even if his team isn’t winning

April 18, 2018

His team in Greece has lost seven straight games, yet Anchorage’s Ramon Harris continues to play a winning brand of basketball. The 6-foot-7 forward pumped in 17 points to reach double figures for the fourth straight game as Kolossos dropped an 87-63 decision to Panathinaikos in the country’s top division. The former University of Kentucky… Read more »

Griffin scores 16 to help Opals seize Commonwealth Games gold

April 14, 2018

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River seized her first major international medal with Australia’s women’s national team. The 6-foot-2 forward pumped in a game-high 16 points and flirted with a double-double as the Aussies beat England 99-55 in the gold-medal game of the Commonwealth Games down under. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, pulled down eight rebounds,… Read more »

Incredible shooting lifts Lasher to SBL honors in Australia

April 10, 2018

Out-of-this-world shooting propelled Anchorage’s Colter Lasher to a league honor all the way across the world. The 6-foot-7 forward used 77-percent shooting and a 30-point scoring average to lead the Geraldton Buccs to a 2-0 showing and snag player-of-the-week honors in the State Basketball League in Australia. The former Houston Baptist University star made 26-of-34… Read more »

Harris notches second double-double in five games in Greece

April 8, 2018

Anchorage’s Ramon Harris notched his second double-double in the last five games for Kolossos in Greece’s first division. The 6-foot-7 former University of Kentucky standout pumped in 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 79-77 loss to G. Larissa-Faros in a battle of middle-of-the-pack teams. Best of all for Harris, he knocked down 4-for-5… Read more »

Griffin victorious in return to court at Commonwealth Games

April 6, 2018

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin returned to the court in style, helping the Australia women’s national team steamroll the Republic of Mozambique 113-53 in the opening round of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games down under. The 6-foot-2 veteran forward had been sidelined for the last few months as she recovered from hip surgery, so her return… Read more »

Against all odds, Hale rebounds to author historic college career

March 28, 2018

From long shot to hot shot, Anchorage’s Nene Hale went from being a troubled teen that was kicked off her high school team to NAIA National Player of the Year, a three-time All-American and the all-time leading scorer at Central Methodist University in Missouri. Given a second chance in life, Hale has been nothing but… Read more »

Lasher records 23-13 double-double in pro debut in Australia

March 26, 2018

Colter Lasher of Anchorage wasn’t bashful in his pro debut with Geraldton as he took the most shots on his team. He also delivered a double-double with six assists as the Bucs beat East Perth 89-85 in Australia’s SBL. The 6-foot-7 rookie scored 23 points on 9-of-27 shooting and added 13 rebounds. He went 5-for-8… Read more »

Bookert orchestrates offense, produces half of team’s points

March 25, 2018

Anchorage’s Devon Bookert put the team on his back and carried USK Praha to an 85-73 victory in the Czech Republic. The 6-foot-3 guard played a huge role as he produced 31 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals in a do-it-all performance. The former Florida State star drilled 12-of-16 field goals and both… Read more »

Bailey earns NJCAA All-Tournament, Pima reaches D2 title game

Pima Community College freshman Jeremiah Bailey of Fairbanks earned a spot on the NJCAA All-Tournament Team after helping the Aztecs reach the D2 national title game. No. 1 Triton edged No. 2 Pima 89-85 in the championship game in Danville, Illinois. Bailey, of Monroe Catholic High fame, finished with eight points in the final, the… Read more »

Hebard throws block party in victory at NCAA Tournament

March 24, 2018

The Oregon Ducks looked to their incredible inside game against a smaller opponent and Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks came up huge. The 6-foot-4 All-Pac-12 forward scored 23 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked a career-high six shots to key an 83-69 win over Central Michigan in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in Spokane,… Read more »