Saccheus, Schuster, McWhite bring Alaska flavor to Southeastern

November 23, 2019
Sasha Saccheus basketball

Sasha Saccheus

Good things happen when Anchorage’s Sasha Saccheus, D’Shanna Schuster and Kianna McWhite are on the court for the Southeastern Community College women’s basketball team.

The shooting stars from The Last Frontier have accounted for 63% of the 3-pointers (32/51), 46% of the free throws (48/105) and 42% of the total points (256/614) in nine games with the Iowa school.

Saccheus, of Bartlett High fame, is a freshman starter who just netted a season-high 23 points in a 75-66 win over Black Hawk College-Moline.

The 5-foot-8 guard finished 8-of-10 from the field, including 4-of-5 from 3-point land.

D’Shanna Schuster basketball

D’Shanna Schuster

This was her fourth straight game in double figures and fifth time in the last six games.

Saccheus ranks third on her team in scoring at 10.9 points per game and leads the team with 14 3s and an 80% free-throw percentage.

Schuster, of Dimond High fame, is a freshman starter who is fifth on the team with 10.3 scoring average.

The 5-foot-6 guard has reached double digits five times, highlighted by her season-high 18-point effort against Lewis & Clark CC in an 89-87 double OT loss.

She is averaging 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game and ranks second on the team with 13 3s.

Kianna McWhite basketball

Kianna McWhite

McWhite, of Bartlett High fame, is a freshman reserve who has emerged as the first option off the bench.

The 5-foot-9 guard is averaging 7.2 points and 4.2 rebounds.

She has provided a post presence with 27 free-throw attempts, second most on the team. Her 16 makes are the second most.