Posts Tagged: Basketball

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 »

A self-described nerd, Klie is Academic All-America of the Year

March 3, 2017

When UC San Diego all-conference guard Adam Klie of Anchorage was named CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team last year, he followed in the footsteps of his father, who did it at Missouri University of Science and Technology. This year, though, he’s forged his own trail. Klie, of Service High fame, won CoSIDA Academic All-America of… Read more »

Lasher nets career-high 28, surpasses 1,200 for college career

March 2, 2017

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher matched his career-high of 28 points to lead Houston Baptist to a 94-80 victory over Southland Conference No. 2 Texas A&M Corpus Christi in Houston, Texas. With the win, Houston Baptist extended its eight-game win streak and assured itself of a first-round bye in the Southland Conference tournament while keeping alive the… Read more »

Hebard earns all-league honors in premier Pac-12 Conference

February 28, 2017

It’s no surprise Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks is playing at a high level for the University of Oregon women’s basketball team. But she’s probably pinched herself at least once this season to make sure it’s all real. It got real today when the 6-foot-4 forward was named to the all-league team in the Pac-12 Conference… Read more »

Looney is loco for defense, earns Pac West honor for 3rd time

February 27, 2017

Whether he’s taking charges, making steals or forcing turnovers, Connor Looney of Palmer is all-in on defense. He can’t help it. That’s the culture at Hawaii Pacific. “We take pride in getting stops and making teams work for their points, then turning those stops into points on the other end,” Looney told me. The senior… Read more »