Monthly Archives: December 2014

Horn collects season’s first double-double in Germany

December 21, 2014

Osnabruck leading scorer Alysa Horn of Kodiak produced another big night offensively, but this time it was keyed by her wonderful work on the boards. The 6-foot forward delivered 20 points and 10 rebounds in a 77-69 win over Lichterfelde in women’s professional basketball action in Germany. Horn, of UAA fame, grabbed six offensive rebounds… Read more »

Bookert bags career-high 22 to key Florida State win

December 20, 2014

After Florida State University guard Devon Bookert of Anchorage missed five games due to a broken bone in his foot, some wondered if he’d be the same player when he returned. He hasn’t been the same player. He’s been better. The 6-foot-3 junior scored a career-high 22 points on 6-of-12 shooting to key Florida State’s… Read more »

New to starting lineup, Abdul-Bassit finds old form w/ Ducks

After going scoreless for back-to-back games for the first time this season, Jaili Abdul-Bassit of Anchorage needed something to give him a boost. So he was added to the starting line, and he responded right away. The senior guard with the University of Oregon men’s basketball team had another strong game, hit a couple 3-pointers… Read more »

Simmers nets double figures against No. 1 D2 team

December 19, 2014

Eager to challenge himself the top-ranked team, Gus Simmers of Anchorage attacked the basket and delivered double digits for Malone University. The 6-foot-4 sophomore transfer earned a season-high six trips to the free-throw line, signifying his aggressiveness and powering his 10-point effort, just the second time he reached double figures in nine games. Malone dropped… Read more »

Mattson has season-high points, rebounds, assists

The University of Portland women’s basketball team got a lift from sophomore Hannah Mattson of Fairbanks in a 72-65 loss to Eastern Washington in NCAA D1 play. The 5-foot-9 guard collected season highs of 5 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists in 18 minutes off the bench. Mattson, of West Valley High fame, also sank… Read more »

Blue Mountain taps into Mat-Su Valley player pipeline

December 17, 2014

Brad Baker came to Alaska for a coaching job, but he left with three baseball players from Colony High. Baker was on the coaching staff for the Mat-Su Miners of the Alaska Baseball League when local kid Jacob Butcher walked into his office and pitched himself like an episode of ‘Shark Tank.’ After that the… Read more »

Feeney runs point for top offense in Heartland Conference

December 16, 2014

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin men’s basketball team has the top-ranked offense in the Heartland Conference. Thomas Feeney of Anchorage is probably why. The senior point guard is one of the most productive offensive players in the NCAA D2 conference, ranking No. 2 in 3-point shooting percentage and No. 4 in assists…. Read more »

Ostrom comes alive this year for Pacific University

Nani Ostrom of Juneau has enjoyed a serious role reversal with the Pacific University women’s basketball team. She’s gone from role player to one of the go-to players for the NCAA D3 school in Oregon. Ostrom is on pace to shatter her personal scoring record and has already established two new season-high point totals. The… Read more »

Engel pumps in season-high point total for Boise State

December 15, 2014

Anchorage’s Keiahnna Engel continues to provide instant everything coming off the bench for the Boise State women’s basketball team. The 5-foot-7 guard pumped in a season-high 14 points in just 18 minutes on 6-of-8 shooting in a 90-72 victory over Eastern Washington in NCAA D1 action in Idaho. Engel also had 5 rebounds, 2 steals… Read more »

Miller medals at Battle of Rockies for fourth time

December 14, 2014

There’s something about the Battle of Rockies tournament in Montana that brings out the best in Montana State University-Northern wrestler Jared Miller of Kotzebue. It’s not cupcake city, either; the competition is fierce as top NAIA powers and NCAA D1 teams like Boise State and Wyoming participate annually. Bring it, says Miller. The 174-pound senior… Read more »