Monthly Archives: March 2010

Bell-Holter enjoys breakout in loss (Basketball)

March 8, 2010

Alaskan Damen Bell-Holter tonight bagged double-figures for the first time since Nov. 18 in a 69-65 loss to IUPU in the semifinals of the Summit League Tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D. Bell-Holter, a former all-state player Ketchikan who is originally from Hydaburg, scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds coming off the bench. The 6-foot-10… Read more »

Alaskans help Mines make history (Basketball)

So apparently all it took for the Colorado School of Mines to make history in women’s basketball was to get a pair of Alaskans on its roster. Senior starter Savannah Afoa of Anchorage and freshman reserve Allie Grazulis of Palmer have helped the Orediggers earn their first-ever berth into the NCAA Division II Championships by… Read more »

Rhea, Oregon State end losing skid (Basketball)

March 7, 2010

Oregon State University picked up some much-needed momentum before the Pac-10 Tournament later this week, beating Washington State 50-45 today in Pullman. Alaskan Talisa Rhea scored eight points to go along with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 33 minutes. The win snapped a 17-game losing streak that started on Jan. 3. Rhea,… Read more »

Griffin saves No. 3 Nebraska again (Basketball)

If Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin doesn’t have a nickname already, maybe Huskers fans should start calling her EMT. Or at least her University of Nebraska teammates should call her that because she saved them again Saturday. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, bagged 20 of her career-high 36 points in the second half to bring the… Read more »

Egolf, Bradley bow out of MVC tourney (Basketball)

Foul trouble plagued Alaskan Will Egolf and that meant bad news for the Bradley University Braves. With its starting 6-foot-9 post presence sitting on the bench, Bradley struggled through a 57-40 loss last night to top seed Northern Iowa in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. Egolf, of Juneau-Douglas fame, managed just two… Read more »

The Master’s eliminated from playoffs (Basketball)

March 4, 2010

With two victories over Azusa Pacific earlier this season, The Master’s College must have felt pretty good about its chances going into tonight’s first-round playoff game of the GSAC Tournament. Then Alaskan Leif Karlberg drilled a 3-pointer to put the NAIA Mustangs ahead 17-12 and things looked good. But it never happened. The tide turned… Read more »

Perkins helps Maccabi Electra advance (Basketball)

Israeli power Maccabi Electra got off to a sizzling start today thanks to Anchorage’s Doron Perkins, paving the way to a 97-82 victory over Montepaschi Siene of Italy in Group F play of the Euroleague Top 16 playoffs. Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, collected 14 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists, most of… Read more »

Griffin, Nebraska inch closer to history (Basketball)

March 3, 2010

Alaskan Kelsey Griffin scored 18 points in tonight’s 77-52 win over Kansas on Senior Night, moving the No. 3 University of Nebraska closer to Big 12 history. The 28-0 Huskers have already made school history in a ton of categories, but they need to beat Kansas State on Saturday to become just the second team… Read more »

Cousin, Butler advance in playoffs (Basketball)

March 2, 2010

Fabulous freshman Anthony Cousin of Anchorage bagged double digits Tuesday on a night when Butler opened the NJCAA Region VI playoffs with a 105-69 laugher over Labette. Cousin, of South High fame, scored 14 points for the Grizzlies of El Dorado, Kan. Butler, winners of the Jayhawk West Conference for the first time since 2001,… Read more »

Head picks Texas A&M International (Basketball)

If it wasn’t the desire to leave his home state, it was his wish to be in the sun, his passion to play for coaches that knew him or his initiative to get a head start on medical school. Either way, Nome High School senior Jeremy Head knew Texas A&M International was right for him…. Read more »