Posts Tagged: Basketball

Brown drains 9 3s on way to scoring career-high 46 points

November 25, 2018

Anchorage’s Kendal Brown pumped in a career-high 46 points and drained the go-ahead 3-pointer with 38 seconds left in overtime to lead Crandall University to a 102-99 win over St. Thomas in New Brunswick, Canada. The 6-foot-5 forward finished 17-of-30 from the field, setting season highs for field goals and attempts. He was 9-of-18 on… Read more »

Kidder pours in career-high 37, tied for NWAC scoring lead

An all-league second team pick a year ago, Sandin Kidder of Anchorage is determined to make first team, if not West Region MVP, as a sophomore. So far, so good. The 5-foot-10 small forward is currently tied for the NWAC scoring lead after pouring in a career-high 37 points for Grays Harbor in a 95-59… Read more »

Robinson and her 6-foot-9 wingspan are headed to New Mexico

November 24, 2018

With a 6-foot-9 wingspan, Anchorage’s Azaria Robinson could probably touch the stars. She’ll settle for chasing them. The 6-foot-2 West High senior accepted a basketball scholarship from the University of New Mexico of the Mountain West Conference. Long arms put her on a short list of premier post players in the country as ESPN ranked… Read more »

Griffin garners early MVP consideration in Australia’s WNBL

November 23, 2018

If Canberra Capitals fans in Australia aren’t chanting ‘M-V-P’ when Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River steps to the free-throw line, they need to be. She’s certainly playing like the league’s best player. Griffin leads the WNBL in scoring and rebounding, and is the only player to rank top 10 in points, rebounds, steals and blocked… Read more »

Oleson sparks Murcia to Champions League victory in Turkey

November 21, 2018

North Pole’s Brad Oleson provided an early spark that fired up UCAM Murcia and carried the Spanish professional team to a 63-62 road win over Turkey’s Banvit in the Champions League. The 35-year-old guard scored all 10 of his points in the first quarter and then made several key defensive plays down the stretch as… Read more »

Roberts scores first points as professional hoops player in Japan

November 20, 2018

It’s easy to assume the basket Japanese Basketball League rookie Eric Roberts of Eagle River scored in final moments of his team’s blowout victory was meaningless. Hardly. The basket was actually a testament to his persistence as it represented his first points as a professional player. The 23-year-old rookie reserve converted his only shot attempt… Read more »

Hebard nets 20 points keyed by 10-for-10 free-throw shooting

November 16, 2018

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line and scored a season-high 20 points as the University of Oregon beat Utah State 88-58 victory in Logan, Utah. The 10 made foul shots were a career high for the junior forward. This was the sixth time she reached double figures in attempts. Hebard, of… Read more »

Williams scores 26 to push Portugal team to 21st straight win

November 11, 2018

After a slow start to the season, Travante Williams of Anchorage has heated up in Portugal. The 6-foot-4 guard pumped in a season-high 26 points on a night when Oliveirense needed his offense in a 96-82 win over FC Porto. The team improved to 6-0 and has won 21 straight games in the Portuguese League… Read more »

Kuiper poised to have breakout senior season at New Mexico

November 6, 2018

If the season opener for the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team is any indication of what’s going to happen this season, we can expect a breakout senior season from Wasilla’s Dane Kuiper. The 6-foot-7 forward netted nine of his 15 points in the second half as the Lobos escaped with an 87-84 win… Read more »

Griffin records third consecutive double-double down under

New team, same Kelsey Griffin. It doesn’t matter which uniform the 6-foot-2 all-star wears in the WNBL, she continues to perform like an MVP. After the Eagle River native spent her first six seasons in the WNBL with the Bendigo Spirit, the 6-foot-2 all-star is playing some of the best basketball of her career in… Read more »