Posts Tagged: Basketball

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 »

Fenumiai nets 20 points in 19 minutes, ices win with free throws

Juneau’s Gabi Fenumiai scored 20 points in 19 minutes and hit a pair of free throws late to clinch Evergreen State College’s 64-61 win over Corban University in Olympia, Washington. The 6-foot senior center finished 4-for-4 from the foul line and 8-of-10 from the floor. She also grabbed 11 rebounds to complete her ninth double-double… Read more »

Hebard catches fire, rekindles team MVP form in Ducks win

February 3, 2017

In the midst of her first shooting slump in college, University of Oregon freshman Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks didn’t shy away from the ball when she returned to the court. She caught fire and rekindled her team MVP form. The 6-foot-4 forward drained with 9-of-10 shooting from the field to produce 22 points to go… Read more »

Nidoy takes big gamble, moves to Philippines to play basketball

Anchorage’s Christian Nidoy will go anywhere to chase his hoops dream. From Alaska to Las Vegas to Maine to the Philippines, he’s willing to go wherever the game of basketball takes him. Nidoy, of West High fame, attended prep school at Impact Academy in Vegas before signing with Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, where he… Read more »

Osborne plays big off the bench, helps Whitman stay unbeaten

February 2, 2017

Anchorage’s Trevor Osborne got his chance and he didn’t waste it. The Whitman College freshman matched his season high in points and set a season high in rebounds as the Blues tuned up Willamette, 100-59, in Walla Walla, Washington. Osborne, of Grace Christian fame, chipped in six of the team’s 48 bench points. He knocked… Read more »