Posts Tagged: Basketball

Hebard to have homecoming in Fairbanks when Ducks pay visit

August 7, 2018

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks will receive star treatment when the University of Oregon women’s basketball team opens the season. That’s because the first game will be in her hometown. The Ducks will open the season Nov. 6 against the University of Alaska Fairbanks in a rare matchup between the Pac-12 and GNAC. Hebard, of West… Read more »

After all-star college career, Hale signs pro contract in Germany

August 5, 2018

Looking to get back to the league finals, Germany’s Brose Bamberg signed gamechanger Dajonee Hale of Anchorage. The 5-foot-8 playmaker from Central Methodist University is coming off a historic senior season in which she was named NAIA National Player of the Year, led the nation in scoring at 28.8 points per game and spearheaded the… Read more »

Lasher plays well but top-seed team drops Game 1 in playoffs

August 4, 2018

Colter Lasher’s first pro playoff game didn’t exactly go as scripted. The Geraldton Bucs rookie from Anchorage saw his No. 1 seeded team go down in an 89-76 loss to the No. 8 seeded Rockingham Flames in Game 1 of their quarterfinal playoff series in Australia’s State Basketball League. The 6-foot-7 former Houston Baptist University… Read more »

Griffin to miss camp but expected to be ready for World Cup

August 1, 2018

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin is in a race against the clock. The 31-year-old Australian Opals national team member is hopeful a hamstring injury does not prevent her from competing in next month’s FIBA World Cup in Spain. She is expected to be out of action for at least the next six weeks and will miss… Read more »

Boozer helps Ghost Ballers win first game this summer in BIG3

July 28, 2018

It wasn’t just the first victory of the season for the Ghost Ballers, it was the first time BIG3 rookie Carlos Boozer of Juneau tasted victory in the second-year league. The 36-year-old former NBA All-Star scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 50-41 victory over Trilogy in Toronto, Ontario. Boozer, of Juneau-Douglas High… Read more »

As one door shuts, another opens in New Mexico for Fromm

July 26, 2018

Fresh off a fabulous freshman season at Western Wyoming Community College, Nathan Fromm of Anchorage was headed to the University of Albany. His dream of playing NCAA D1 basketball was going to become a reality. Then he was ruled ineligible to transfer. Then the coach at his old school quit. For a moment, his world… Read more »

Lasher flirts with triple-double with 16-9-8 line in Australia

July 21, 2018

Geraldton Bucs rookie Colter Lasher of Anchorage played the closest thing to a perfect game for his pro team down under. The 6-foot-7 forward flirted with a triple-double and made almost all of his field goals in a 110-78 victory over the South West Slammers to help his first-place team inch closer to a regular-season… Read more »

Boozer grabs 16 rebounds, highest single-game total in BIG3

July 17, 2018

Juneau’s Carlos Boozer had the best rebounding performance of the season in the BIG3 pro basketball summer tour. The 6-foot-9 former NBA all-star and Duke University All-American with the Ghose Ballers grabbed a league-best 16 boards in a 50-45 loss to Power in Week 4, the halfway point of the regular season. Eight times this… Read more »

Lasher playing like an all-star in Australia, team leads league

July 11, 2018

Colter Lasher of Anchorage notched his seventh game of the season with a player ranking of 25 or better in the State Basketball League in Australia. No surprise the Geraldton Bucs are undefeated when that happens. The 6-foot-7 rookie has put together an all-star campaign for Geraldton, which has posted four straight wins to surge… Read more »

One and done: Panoam signs with North Dakota after year at JC

July 10, 2018

If personal relationships drive college recruiting, then the camaraderie Anchorage’s Bentiu Panoam built with the coaches at the University of North Dakota basically chauffeured him to the NCAA D1 school. They didn’t charm him as much as show love, loyalty and trust. “North Dakota kept it real with me,” Panoam told me. “I talked to… Read more »