Posts Tagged: Basketball

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 »

Abdul-Bassit ready to ball, experience other cultures in Australia

February 13, 2017

Jalil Abdul-Bassit of Anchorage is a lucky man because he’s going to get paid to do what he loves. In Australia, no less. The 24-year-old basketball star has signed with the Toowoomba Mountaineers of the Queensland Basketball League, the country’s second division. “I’m ecstatic to go there and play,” he told me. “The most exciting… Read more »

Sherman-Newsome’s double-double keys SFU’s first league win

February 12, 2017

Anchorage’s Iziah Sherman-Newsome collected his second double-double of the season and played a season-high 35 minutes to help Simon Fraser University post its biggest win of the season. The 6-foot-4 junior scored 17 points and ripped down 11 rebounds in a 68-63 win over Western Oregon. It was Simon Fraser’s first win in the Great… Read more »

McCullough pumps in season-high 23 points for Peninsula

Peninsula College’s Jalon McCullough of Fairbanks was twice as nice in a win against Everett in NWAC basketball action in Port Angeles, Washington. The freshman guard doubled his scoring and assist averages with a 23-point, 6-assist performance to highlight an 88-79 victory that kept Peninsula in sole possession of first place in the North Region…. Read more »

Kuiper scores 12 points in return from broken nose, concussion

February 9, 2017

Wasilla’s Dane Kuiper returned from a broken nose and concussion just in time for the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team. The sophomore guard came off the bench to score 12 points as the Lobos beat Air Force 74-67 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the first time since 2012. Kuiper, of Wasilla High fame,… Read more »

Williams playing like cash money for team in country of Georgia

February 8, 2017

When you get paid to move clear across the world to play professional basketball in a foreign country, as a rookie no less, you’d better deliver on the court. Since arriving in the country of Georgia, Anchorage’s Travante Williams has been money. Just call him cash on delivery. Williams, of Mt. Edgecumbe fame, has been… Read more »

Klie breaks UC San Diego career rebounding record in rout

February 4, 2017

Adam Klie of Anchorage broke a school record, but he’ll care more about helping UC San Diego get the win. The Tritons ran away from Cal State East Bay in an 84-45 win in La Jolla, California, on a night when the 6-foot-4 senior guard moved into first on the school’s all-time list with 569… Read more »