Monthly Archives: December 2014

Lasher makes early run for Southland’s Most Improved

December 31, 2014

His numbers have improved across the board – scoring, rebounding, shooting percentage, double-figure games. So much so you could argue Houston Baptist University men’s basketball player Colter Lasher of Anchorage is a candidate for the Southland Conference’s Most Improved Award. The 6-foot-7 forward has made the most of his opportunity to play this season, starting… Read more »

FSU’s Bookert gets assist from Florida player in game winner

December 30, 2014

This was one game-winning shot Anchorage’s Devon Bookert probably never saw coming. The Florida State guard was credited with the winning bucket after his 3-point air ball was accidentally tipped in by a Florida player on the final play of tonight’s game. The miscue gift wrapped a 65-63 win. Merry Christmas, FSU. Bookert, of West… Read more »

Cannonier becomes most recent Alaskan to sign with UFC

There’s a pipeline coming out of Alaska, and it’s flowing straight to the UFC. Anchorage’s Jared Cannonier became the most recent Alaska fighter to sign a contract with the biggest and baddest mixed martial arts league in the world. The 30-year-old will carry his 7-0 pro record into his UFC debut Saturday in Las Vegas… Read more »

Wilson flirts with triple-double for Marquette University

December 28, 2014

Anchorage’s Derrick Wilson has a new role with the Marquette University men’s basketball team. Just call him playmaker. His calling card in previous seasons was defensive specialist, but now he’s getting more freedom on offense and delivering big numbers. The 6-foot-1 senior guard flirted with a triple-double in a 67-54 victory over North Dakota, amassing… Read more »

Harris matches season high with 14 points in NBA D League

December 27, 2014

He had a week to think about his worst game of the season, so when Ramon Harris of Anchorage got back on the basketball court he was at his best. The dead-eye shooter with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants tied his season high with four 3-pointers and 14 points in a 111-106 loss to Iowa… Read more »

Graham develops into reliable scorer for college team

December 26, 2014

A lot of players talk about being a champion, but the reality is few are willing to put in the work to make it happen. Larenzo Graham of Fairbanks didn’t want to be one of those players when he got to college. So he kept his head down and waited for his opportunity. Once he… Read more »

Hines earns start, grabs career-high 8 rebounds for Iona

December 25, 2014

The holiday season brings out the best in a lot of people, but Ryden Hines of Anchorage plays his best basketball. For the second straight year he delivered a career-high for the Iona College men’s basketball team right around Christmas. Ho, Ho, Hines. The 6-foot-10 sophomore earned a rare start against Florida Gulf Coast and… Read more »

Creed helps Warner Pacific make women’s wrestling history

December 23, 2014

Kotzebue’s Deirdra Creed helped usher in a new era of Warner Pacific College athletics. The NAIA Knights hosted their first women’s wrestling event in school history and Creed was the first one on the mat. The freshman from Alaska dropped an 11-10 heartbreaker at 109 pounds to Yolanda Lawes of Southwestern Oregon Community College. “We… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit takes over in OT, nets career-high 20

December 22, 2014

Nobody shoots more 3s in the Pac-12 than the University of Oregon. And nobody makes more for the Ducks than Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit. The senior bomber sank four more 3-pointers en route to scoring a career-high 20 points in Oregon’s 82-78 victory over UC Santa Barbara. Twice, the 6-foot-4 shooting guard took over the game… Read more »

Klie nets 15 points, scores a couple key buckets late

December 21, 2014

Anchorage’s Adam Klie pushed to three his double-digit streak after collecting 15 points for UC San Diego in a 63-62 loss to Cal Poly Pomona in California. The sophomore starter converted five straight points in the closing moments, sinking a jumper and then a 3-pointer on consecutive possessions to supply a 62-56 lead. The 6-foot-4… Read more »