White drains game-winner to beat Fromm in battle of Alaskans

February 1, 2018

Marquis White basketball

Marquis White

There was a junior college basketball game in Wyoming and a couple Alaskans took center stage.

Central Wyoming’s Marquis White of Anchorage drained a baseline jumper with 5 seconds left to deliver a 79-78 victory over Western Wyoming and Anchorage’s Nathan Fromm, who pumped in a game-high 20 points.

White, of East High fame, came off the bench to play 28 minutes and finish with nine points, none more important than at the end of the game when coach Jack Nelson put the ball in hands with the game on the line.

The 6-foot-3 freshman guard took the inbounds pass at the top of the key, used a pick to get a step on the defender and dribbled to the baseline and pulling up for an tough, off-balance floater in traffic. Nothing but net.

“Marquis made a great play,” Nelson told the school’s website.

White is averaging 12.7 points in 22 games with a season high of 28.

Nathan Fromm basketball

Nathan Fromm

The loss overshadowed another great game from Fromm.

The 6-foot-4 starting forward sank 7-of-14 field goals to go along with four rebounds, three 3-pointers, two assists and two steals.

Fromm, of Service High fame, is averaging 18.1 points in 21 games with a season high of 38.

The freshman has scored 20 or more points nine times and is shooting .447 from downtown.