Three Alaska women make first-team, all-NWAACC basketball honors

February 27, 2014

They have been among the league leaders all season so made sense that Laci Effenberger, Aminata Cole and Gabi Fenumiai of Alaska were honored by the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges.

Each player was selected a first-team all-star in their respective divisions, while Effenberger and Cole were also picked to the all-defense team.

Laci Effenberger BasketballEffenberger, of Ketchikan High fame, was a player-of-the-year candidate in the Southern Division for Clackamas in Oregon.

The 5-foot-7 sophomore guard was top-12 in four different categories; 11th in scoring [17.3], second in assists [6.3], ninth in steals [2.7] and 12th in 3-point percentage [.366].

Her 3-point shooting percentage is more impressive if you consider she made 90 treys, twice as many as most in the top 10.

Her season highs were: 30 points, 13 assists, 6 steals.

Aminata Cole BasketballCole, of Dimond High fame, enjoyed a great freshman season at Southwestern Oregon.

The 5-foot-10 forward led the NWAACC in blocked shots [2.6] and was second in rebounding [11.9] and 18th in scoring [15.3].

Her season highs were: 32 points, 21 rebounds, 6 blocks.

Gabi Fenumiai basketballFenumiai, of Juneau-Douglas fame, tied Cole for second in the league in rebounding [11.9].

The 6-foot freshman at Peninsula in Washington also ranked 17th in scoring [15.3] and 15th in field-goal shooting percentage [.506].

Her season highs were: 24 points and 23 rebounds. Her best shooting night was 10-of-14 from the floor.