Monthly Archives: December 2015

Angelo State hoops hasn’t lost a game with Rhoades

December 31, 2015

Angelo State University in Texas is unbeaten since Shaquan Rhoades of Eagle River joined the men’s basketball team. The NCAA D2 Rams are off to the best start in school history at 12-0 and rank No. 6 nationally. Rhoades, of Eagle River High fame, is a junior transfer in his first season with the team…. Read more »

Bookert finds 3-point shooting stroke for Florida State

December 30, 2015

Devon Bookert of Anchorage broke out of a month-long shooting slump with 11 points as Florida State beat Florida 73-71. The 6-foot-3 senior guard made 4-of-8 field goals, including 3-of-7 3-pointers. He made as many threes tonight as he had in five previous games in the month of December [3-for-22]. He’s too good of a… Read more »

Lasher reaches double digits, leads Houston Baptist in assists

December 29, 2015

Colter Lasher of Anchorage scored 15 points in just 22 minutes as Houston Baptist rolled to a 101-46 win over Ecclesia in Texas. The 6-foot-7 junior made 7-of-10 shots from the field, including a 3-pointer. He also had 15 points in last year’s win over Ecclesia. Tonight he grabbed five rebounds and handed out a… Read more »

Two Alaska women nearly outscore entire college hoops team

December 28, 2015

Togiak’s Drew Carlos and Nome’s Shayla Johnson played a huge role in helping Wenatchee Valley win a weird women’s basketball game in the first round of the Chemeketa Holiday Tournament. The two starting sophomores combined for 31 points in a 67-37 win over the Mt. Hood Saints in Salem, Oregon. Mt. Hood finished with just… Read more »

Kurka wants to gear down but not necessarily slow down

December 27, 2015

He’s only 23, but Andrew Kurka of Palmer has put his body through hell. Three times he has broken his back, most recently during a training run for the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. His go-for-broke mentality on the ski slopes has paid dividends, yet he’s paid the price as Kurka is yet to… Read more »

Colang is leaving permanent mark with Vermont hockey

December 26, 2015

Dayna Colang of Fairbanks is such a gifted scorer that the University of Vermont women’s hockey team moved her from the blue line to the front line. She made the switch last season from defenseman to forward and her scoring production has only gotten better. The 5-foot-7 senior leads the Catamounts with 7-6–13 totals in… Read more »

Fenumiai provides beacon of hope for struggling Evergreen State

December 24, 2015

Evergreen State College is counting its lucky stars for having junior transfer Gabi Fenumiai of Juneau. Let’s be real, the NAIA women’s basketball team in Olympia, Washington, would be lost without her. The Geoducks have a 1-9 record and that’s with the Juneau product playing like a candidate for Cascade Collegiate Conference MVP. The 6-foot… Read more »

Harris catapults him into top echelon of D-League shooters

December 23, 2015

Ramon Harris of Anchorage wasn’t having a very good month of December on the basketball court until last night. The Fort Wayne Mad Ants forward broke out of his slump with a 12-point, 19-minute performance in a 129-114 home win over Reno in NBA D-League action. The points and minutes were both month highs. He… Read more »

Defensive specialist Joseph showing all-court game for Pacific

December 22, 2015

He was recruited as a defensive specialist, but Michael Joseph of Anchorage is showing Pacific University in Oregon he can do much more. The 6-foot-1 guard is among the team leaders in points, rebounds and assists while maintaining his reputation as a defender. Joseph, of West High fame, has reached the 20-point plateau twice and… Read more »

No matter where he plays, Bell-Holter battles for boards

December 21, 2015

Just call Damen Bell-Holter chairman of the board. The 6-foot-9 center from Hydaburg has made a living out of being a remarkable rebounder. Some guys shoot, others defend. He rebounds. During his college career at Oral Roberts University he finished his career with 878 rebounds – more than any Alaskan at the NCAA D1 level…. Read more »