Monthly Archives: January 2011

Inaugural prep poll released (Basketball)

January 12, 2011

At least that’s the case with the West High boys basketball team. New head coach Brad Lauwers has the defending Class 4A state champion Eagles atop the inaugural Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches Poll, released today. Led by player-of-the-year candidate Devon Bookert, West has won all five games this season with a 21-point average margin… Read more »

Egolf nets career high 19 in loss (Basketball)

Will Egolf of Haines found his groove against Northern Iowa. Unfortunately, though, the same couldn’t be said for the entire Bradley University men’s basketball team. Egolf bagged a career-high 19 points in an 83-77 loss during the Missouri Valley Conference matchup, the team’s fifth consecutive defeat in league play. The 6-foot-9 junior forward sank 6… Read more »

Hutchison as gracious as good (Wrestling)

January 11, 2011

Raised to be humble and stay modest, it’s no surprise Michaela Hutchison of Soldotna doesn’t consider her star-studded wrestling career to be a big deal. But everyone else does. The 21-year-old, 121-pound junior at Oklahoma City University is a two-time reigning national champion for the NAIA school and one of the toughest pound-for-pound wrestlers in… Read more »

27 points a career high for DBH (Basketball)

January 4, 2011

Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter bettered his career high for the third time this season with a 27-point effort against Akron. Unfortunately, though, his breakout performance couldn’t help Oral Roberts University win. The Golden Eagles committed a season-high 24 turnovers en route to an 84-80 loss, despite shooting 59 percent from the field including a 90-percent clip… Read more »

Perkins all smiles these days (Basketball)

In a matter of hours today, Doron Perkins of Anchorage was recognized as the Player of the Week and then learned his Israeli pro team, Maccabi Tel Aviv, received a favorable draw in the Euroleague Top 16 playoffs. Not a bad way to start the week, eh? Maccabi Tel Aviv is Europe’s No. 2-ranked… Read more »

Wilson ignites historic victory (Basketball)

January 2, 2011

He finished with only 5 points, but Deray Wilson of Anchorage supplied the knockout blow that helped Adams State College make history tonight. Down 18 points just five minutes into the second half, Adams State rallied for an improbable 63-56 road win at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. It was just the second time in 24… Read more »

Lowe hands off 10 assists in win (Basketball)

Marcus Lowe of Anchorage dropped enough dimes to make dollar against D’Youville College in NCAA D3 action. The 5-foot-8 junior point guard keyed a 78-59 victory for Rochester Institute of Technology by scoring 6 points and adding a career-high 10 assists in 24 minutes. Lowe, of Service High fame, leads RIT with 32 assists in… Read more »

LaVern collects double-double (Basketball)

Another big game by Adrina LaVern of Anchorage has put the freshman forward in rare company. She collected 24 points and 14 rebounds for Midland University (Neb.) in a recent 77-59 romp over winless Pacific Union in the Biola University Holiday Classic. LaVern, of West High fame, now leads the team in scoring (13.4) and… Read more »

Cousin steps up with career-high 23 (Basketball)

January 1, 2011

They say 13 isn’t a lucky number, but don’t tell that to Anchorage’s Anthony Cousin. It took the former Alaska all-star guard 13 games at Illinois State University to have his signature moment in the Missouri Valley Conference. Cousin, of South High fame, was back in the starting lineup and delivered a career-high 23 points… Read more »

Karlberg, ‘Stangs extend win streak (Basketball)

Leif Karberg of Anchorage continues to do his part to help The Master’s College Mustangs overcome a 3-6 start. Today the sophomore guard scored a team-high 21 points to highlight a 71-66 victory over visiting Cal Maritime, the team’s fifth straight win. Karlberg, of Grace Christian fame, sank 6 of 10 field goals, including a… Read more »