Monthly Archives: February 2015

Sherman-Newsome nets 19, closing in on 1,000 career points

February 12, 2015

As the snow was falling outside of Boston University, Anchorage’s Damon Sherman-Newsome was making it rain inside the gymnasium. The Colgate University senior scored his team’s first seven points to open the second half and fuel a 76-69 victory that kept the Raiders in first place in the Patriot League. Sherman-Newsome finished with 19 points… Read more »

Ward collects career-high 23 points, 7 rebounds in Ohio

February 11, 2015

Jesse Ward of North Pole loves to play Findlay College. The Ohio Dominican senior guard collected career highs with 23 points and 7 rebounds in a 73-63 loss in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. It was almost exactly one year ago to the day that Ward posted then career highs of 17 points and… Read more »

Younger Sherman-Newsome hits four 3s, scores season high

February 10, 2015

Eager to return to the basketball court after his worst shooting performance, Iziah Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage bounced back with his best shooting night. The freshman went 4-for-4 from 3-point range to help the New York Institute of Technology beat second-place Bridgeport 114-103 in East Coast Conference play. Sherman-Newsome, of Bartlett High fame, finished with a… Read more »

Bookert nets 23 for FSU, denied opportunity to beat Duke

February 9, 2015

Anchorage’s Devon Bookert was having one of those special nights and Coach K recognized it. Already with the reputation for hitting bit shots, the Florida State guard’s career-high 23 points were enough to scare Duke into twice fouling him to protect three-point lead in the final seconds as opposed to letting him get off a… Read more »

Sharing the love: Laws matches season high w/ 8 dimes

Sao Jose guard Andre Laws of Anchorage flirted with a double-double in a 77-73 loss to Limeira in Brazil. The 34-year-old scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting and matched his season high with 8 assists. This was his fifth game with at least a half dozen dimes. Laws, of East High fame, is averaging 10… Read more »

Griffin scores 1,000th career point in Australia

February 8, 2015

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River celebrated a career milestone while helping second-place Bendigo hold off fourth-place Melbourne in Australia. Griffin racked up 20 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists in an 89-84 OT win. The rebounding total was a season high and it helped provide her third double-double in the last four games. Griffin has… Read more »

Ostrom drains four 3s, ranks second in Northwest Conference

When it comes to making 3-pointers, few in the Northwest Conference are as good as Nani Ostrom of Juneau. In fact, there’s only one better. But Ostrom is closing in on the league leader after the Pacific University senior drained 4-of-7 3-pointers in a 76-53 win over Lewis & Clark during D3 women’s play in… Read more »

Klie continues to play at seriously high level at UCSD

February 7, 2015

UC San Diego sophomore Adam Klie of Anchorage was already playing at a high level in the California Collegiate Athletic Conference. But over the last five games he’s taken his game to another level. The 6-foot-4 guard is averaging 15.4 points during that stretch while shooting .610 from the field and .800 from the foul… Read more »

Key rebounds by Hines catapult Iona, leaders of the MAAC

February 6, 2015

Back in the Iona College starting lineup, Ryden Hines of Anchorage earned his keep with two key offensive rebounds that directly led to points that sparked an 87-83 win over Siena in New York. The sophomore forward finished with 6 points, 7 rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot in 26 minutes. He also sank… Read more »

Simmers gets hot, helps Malone stay within division lead

February 5, 2015

Gus Simmers of Anchorage enjoyed a hot shooting night en route to helping Malone University stay within striking distance of a divsion title. The former two-time Alaska player of the year bagged 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting in an 86-72 road win over Lake Erie in Ohio. The win kept Malone two games out of… Read more »