The Master’s soars with Alaskans (Basketball)

December 26, 2009

As the lone four-year veteran at The Master’s College, senior Thomas Millar of Anchorage carries a lot of weight on his shoulders.

Good thing he’s got a new sidekick in freshman Leif Karlberg of Anchorage.

Thomas Millar

The Alaskans are both starting and averaging double figures, a big reason why the small Christian school in Santa Clarita, Calif., has an 8-3 record heading into New Year’s Eve.

Millar, of Heritage Christian fame, leads the team in minutes at an impressive 34.5 clip while averaging a career-high 10 points and 6 rebounds per game. The 6-foot-4 forward also leads the team in steals (23) and second in 3-point percentage (.423).

Leif Karlberg

Meanwhile, Karlberg, of Grace Christian fame, has emerged as one of the team’s most reliable players. The 6-foot-1 guard ranks second in minutes (32.1), fourth in scoring (10.8) and second in steals (16). He also leads the team in 3-point baskets with 33.

Two weeks ago, Karlberg and Miller each netted a season-high 20 points in a 93-67 win over San Diego Christian.

And if that’s not enough Alaskans for you, The Master’s College is coached by Chuck Martin, of Mat-Su Valley fame with Houston and Wasilla high schools.

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