Monthly Archives: November 2013

Kauffman pours in 27 points in 29 minutes for Adams State

November 30, 2013

There’s something special about the first game of the season for Anchorage’s Justin Kauffman of Adams State University. In last year’s season opener he accounted for 18 points and four 3-pointers. Tonight he made his season debut with a career-high 27 points and five 3s in a 93-90 win over South Dakota School of Mines…. Read more »

Defense-minded Wilson gets offensive for Marquette

Marquette needs him to be an effective scorer for the team to succeed, and it seems like Derrick Wilson of Anchorage is finally obliging. No longer hesitant, the first-year starter has averaged 10.3 points over the last three games after failing to reach double figures in his first 73 career games. He collected 11 points… Read more »

Bell-Holter vs. Harris: Alaskans square off in NBA D-League

November 29, 2013

Hyaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter is only two years younger than Ramon Harris of Anchorage, but back in the day it might as well been two decades. They were in high school. Bell-Holter was a promising sophomore. Harris was a senior and the Alaska player of the year. “I honestly looked up to him,” Bell-Holter told me…. Read more »

Fenumiai is latest Juneau player to star for Peninsula College

November 28, 2013

The women’s basketball coaches at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Wash., must think everybody in Juneau can play ball. Gabi Fenumiai is the most recent hoops star to start for the Pirates of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges. The 6-foot freshman leads the entire league with 13 rebounds per game through four games…. Read more »

Klie pumps in season-high 14 points for UC-San Diego

November 27, 2013

Even before the season really got started, University of California San Diego head coach Eric Olen was already praising freshman guard Adam Klie of Anchorage. “You look at him and wouldn’t think he’s a freshman,” Olen told the school’s ‘Triton Talk’ radio show. “He’s a big strong kid, and he’s confident. He’s not intimidated by… Read more »

Mangelsdorf caps dream season with fifth-place finish at NCAAs

Palmer’s Wylie Mangelsdorf of Principia College envisioned himself running faster than ever before, and then he made it happen. Powered by positive thinking, the senior turned in the greatest cross country season in school history, winning his conference title, taking second at the west regional and then finishing fifth at the NCAA D3 Championships in… Read more »

Down on the bayou, Sherman-Newsome tunes up Tulane with career-high 25

November 26, 2013

Coming off the bench, Damon Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage is supposed to provide Colgate with instant offense. That wasn’t a problem tonight. The junior guard made the first four shots he took, including a pair of 3s, en route to a career-high 25-point performance in a 98-86 win over Tulane in New Orleans. Sherman-Newsome, of Bartlett… Read more »

Griffin named WNBL Player of the Week in Australia

Another dominant performance earned Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River another award in Australia. The 6-foot-2 professional basketball player was named WNBL Player of the Week after her 29-point, 10-rebound effort for defending champion Bendigo in an 81-54 romp of Perth. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, made 11-of-17 shots and also blocked two shots to lead… Read more »

Bookert makes game-winning jumper for Florida State in Puerto Rico

November 25, 2013

Florida State’s Devon Bookert of Anchorage made a 10-foot fadeaway jump shot to beat the buzzer and Northeastern in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The sophomore point guard grabbed the rebound off a missed layup and made the basket with 0.5 seconds left to provide a 62-60 in the tournament’s third-place game. “I was just there… Read more »

Cobb’s shootout goal lifts Duke past DesJarlais, Arkansas in NCAAs

Kelly Cobb of Chugiak kicked another team to the curb at the NCAA Tournament. The Duke striker scored her second shootout game-winner in the last three playoff games, this time beating Arkansas and fellow Alaskan Yvonne DesJarlais of Anchorage. The two Alaska players – seen pictured below, DesJarlais [left] and Cobb [middle] – played on… Read more »