Posts Tagged: Basketball

Bell-Holter snags sixth double-double in win for Italian pro team

February 27, 2017

Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg picked a fine time to come up big-time for his Italian pro team Agrigento. The 6-foot-9 forward recorded his sixth double-double of the season but the first since Jan. 6 with a 16-point, 10-rebound effort to spark an 87-84 over Treviglio in a matchup between potential playoff teams. Both clubs are… Read more »

Griffin named Bendigo Spirit MVP for third straight season

February 23, 2017

When it comes to ranking the best players in Bendigo Spirit women’s basketball history, Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin will go down as one of the all-time greats. The fifth-year forward won her third consecutive team most valuable player award for the WNBL team in Australia. The 6-foot-2 captain had her typical solid season by averaging… Read more »

Looney does it all to lead No. 8 Hawaii Pacific on Senior Night

February 21, 2017

Palmer’s Connor Looney made sure his last home game at Hawaii Pacific University ended on a high note. He nearly single-handedly led the nationally ranked Sharks to a 76-66 victory over a strong Dixie State team in a battle of Pac West powers on Senior Night in Honolulu, Hawaii. The 6-foot-2 guard registered a team-high… Read more »

Hebard on pace to set Pac-12 record for shooting percentage

February 19, 2017

Who holds the Pac-12 record for field-goal percentage? The answer could be Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks. The freshman with the University of Oregon women’s basketball team lifted her season percentage to .649, which is on pace to break the conference record of .645 set in 2007 by Judie Lomax of Oregon State. Hebard, of West… Read more »

Joseph shines bright on Senior Night in Pacific University win

February 18, 2017

Last home game meant one last time to shine for Anchorage’s Michael Joseph. The senior matched his career high with four 3-pointers on his way to scoring a season-high 16 points in a 76-70 victory over Puget Sound in Forest Grove, Oregon. Joseph, of West High fame, increased his scoring average to 8.9 points in… Read more »

Calloway pumps in five 3s, scores 16 in Southern Utah win

Juneau’s Jacob Calloway had his first double-figure scoring game since before Christmas to help Southern Utah University snap a long losing streak. The freshman came off the bench to drain five 3-pointers on his way to scoring 16 points in an 84-68 win over Northern Arizona in Cedar, Utah. The win snapped SUU’s 11-game losing… Read more »

Alaska’s Hale, Nelson among NAIA national stat leaders for CMU

February 17, 2017

Anchorage’s NeNe Hale and Kodiak’s Jerica Nelson are basketball teammates at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri. They are also among the NAIA D1 stat leaders. Hale, a 5-foot-8 All-American guard, is fifth nationally with 511 points in 25 games. Nearly 38 percent of her points have come on 3-pointers while 87 have come from… Read more »

Wyche has been a different player for Laramie in second half

February 16, 2017

Da’Zhon Wyche of Anchorage continued his second-half surge for Laramie County in a 92-75 win over North Platte in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The freshman guard delivered his second double-double of the season with a 16-point, 11-assist effort. She added three steals. Wyche, of West High fame, leads Laramie County with 440 points, 129 assists and 50… Read more »

Johnson putting up Russell Westbrook-like numbers in Arizona

Anchorage’s Desmond Johnson is doing his best Russell Westbrook impersonation in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference. The dynamic sophomore point guard is a triple-double threat every game with South Mountain. Johnson, of East High fame, is averaging 19.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 9.0 rebounds in 14 games. He’s been even better over the last… Read more »

Fenumiai scores season-high 34, keeps Evergreen in playoff hunt

February 15, 2017

Evergreen State College senior Gabi Fenumiai of Juneau flirted with her school record while keeping the Geoducks in playoff contention. The 6-foot center pumped in a season-high 34 points, two shy of her school record set last season, on a night when Evergreen beat Walla Walla 102-68 to set a team record for most points… Read more »