Posts Tagged: Basketball

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 »

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

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 »