Posts Tagged: Basketball

Williams has become synonymous with winning in Portugal

March 26, 2019

Anchorage’s Travante Williams scored double figures, made a difference on defense and helped Oliveirense post another comfortable victory in Portugal. In other words, just another day at the office. The defending champions in the Portuguese League began their playoff push with an 87-62 win over fourth-place Ovarense, thanks to a typical excellent effort by the… Read more »

Hebard performs well under bright lights of NCAA Tournament

March 23, 2019

Under the bright lights of the NCAA Tournament, Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks comes alive. All shine, no shade. The 6-foot-4 All-Pac-12 forward with the University of Oregon has recorded five double-doubles in nine tournament games while helping the Ducks post a 7-2 record. Hebard, of West Valley High fame, scored 22 points and grabbed 11… Read more »

Burgess leads Wenatchee to NWAC title, named tournament MVP

March 19, 2019

Eagle River’s Ashlynn Burgess delivered a do-everything performance for Wenatchee Valley to lead the Knights past Umpqua 74-70 in the NWAC women’s basketball championship game in Everett, Washington. The 5-foot-10 sophomore amassed 16 points, five rebounds, four steals, two blocked shots and one assist. She was named tournament MVP. Burgess, of Chugiak High fame, finished… Read more »

Chalmers helps Italian team reach Champions League quarters

March 15, 2019

Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers has been a winner at ever level of basketball, so it makes sense that he would enjoy instant success in Europe. The two-time NBA champion recently signed with Italy’s Segafredo Virtus Bologna and this week helped the team reach the Champions League quarterfinals. Chalmers, of Bartlett High fame, came off the bench… Read more »

Calloway’s 15 points help SUU advance in Big Sky Tournament

March 13, 2019

Juneau’s Jacob Calloway pumped in 12 of his 15 points in the second half to help Southern Utah University beat Idaho State 94-80 in the first round of the Big Sky Tournament in Boise, Idaho. The 6-foot-8 junior forward canned a 3-pointer with 14:48 to give the T-birds the lead for good at 54-52. Calloway,… Read more »

Burgess is Eastern MVP; Kidder, Danner earn All-NWAC honors

March 12, 2019

Eagle River’s Ashlynn Burgess was selected as one of the four region MVPs and joined Anchorage’s Sandin Kidder and Barrow’s Kuutuuq Danner among the NWAC women’s basketball all-league award winners. This was the second straight year that Burgess and Kidder were named all-stars. Burgess, of Chugiak High fame, was named Eastern Region player of the… Read more »

Bayne, Miller named NWAC all-league; Parker picked all-defense

March 11, 2019

Sitka’s Tevin Bayne and Anchorage’s Moses Miller were both named to the NWAC men’s basketball all-league team and Anchorage’s Anthony Parker was selected to the all-defensive team. Bayne, of Sitka High fame, was a Northern Region First Team selection after he led Whatcom with a 16.4 scoring average and ranked second with 6.5 rebounds per… Read more »

Hebard is third Alaska woman to score 1,700 NCAA D1 points

March 9, 2019

University of Oregon junior Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks torched UCLA for 28 points on 13-of-18 shooting in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 6-foot-4 forward added 12 rebounds to complete her second straight double-double and 12th in 31 games this season. She is shooting 72 percent in both tournament games. The 28… Read more »

Kuiper seals New Mexico win with game-saving steal at buzzer

March 7, 2019

Wasilla’s Dane Kuiper made the defensive play of the game in the closing seconds to secure the University of New Mexico’s 73-72 win over Boise State University. The senior guard switched on defense at just the right time and then poked the ball away from a Boise State player to deny the Broncos a final… Read more »

Bailey closes out season for Pacific with career-best effort

The end of the college hoops season came too early for Jeremiah Bailey of Fairbanks. He played his best basketball down the stretch for the University of the Pacific, culminating with his first career double-double in a 61-53 loss to Pepperdine in the first round of the West Coast Conference Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada…. Read more »