Posts Tagged: Basketball

What a week for Pili; hits game winner & named Pac-12 top frosh

January 20, 2020

After securing a monster double-double and scoring the winning basket to help USC women’s basketball upset undefeated rival UCLA, Alissa Pili of Anchorage was named Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Week. Pili piled up 19 points to go with a career-high 17 rebounds and converted an old-fashioned three-point play with 29 seconds left to push… Read more »

Bailey bags season-high 13 points, including huge 3-pointer late

Jeremiah Bailey of Fairbanks poured in a season-high 13 points and hit a late 3-pointer for the University of the Pacific that made things interesting at the end of an 84-80 loss to Santa Clara in the West Coast Conference. Bailey pulled Pacific within 82-80 with five seconds to go in the game after drilling… Read more »

Schmidt outscores NWAC opponent by herself in LCC blowout

January 19, 2020

Soldotna’s Danica Schmidt scored a season-high 17 points on a night when the Lower Columbia College women’s basketball team had everything working in a 92-16 win over Grays Harbor in the NWAC. The 5-foot-10 freshman sank 8-of-12 field goals and added nine rebounds, three steals, an assist and a blocked shot. Schmidt, of Soldotna High… Read more »

Williams comes up clutch for Spokane to spark OT win in NWAC

January 18, 2020

Anchorage’s Jaron Williams drilled back-to-back jumpers inside the final two minutes of overtime to lift the Spokane men’s basketball team to a 74-69 win over Wenatchee Valley in the NWAC. The freshman guard finished with 13 of his 19 points after halftime, including the go-ahead jumper with 1:58 left in the extra session to put… Read more »

Carlton’s late 3-pointer lifts North Idaho to upset win

January 17, 2020

Palmer’s Alex Carlton took over the fourth quarter, scoring 11 of her 14 points and knocking down the winning 3-pointer in the final seconds as North Idaho beat Wenatchee Valley 66-63 in the NWAC. She hit 3-of-5 field goals (including two 3s) and 3-of-3 free throws in the final quarter as the Cardinals erased a… Read more »

Czech Republic team lures Calloway by doubling his salary

January 16, 2020

Juneau’s Jacob Calloway wasn’t looking to leave the Swiss League, but a team in Czech Republic made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Ostrava doubled his salary to lure the 6-foot-8 forward to switch leagues. “I’m getting paid like a third-year vet now,” Calloway told me. “They offered me over twice of what I was… Read more »

Hepa nets career-high 15 points in fifth straight start for Texas

Once lost in the shuffle, Kamaka Hepa of Utqiagvik has found his way to the starting lineup at the University of Texas. His game has taken off since he was named a starter, highlighted by his career-high 15-point effort in a 76-64 win over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Conference. he sank 6-of-10 field… Read more »

Hebard breaks Alaska record for points, rebounds, blocks at D1

January 13, 2020

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks continues to rewrite the record book for women’s NCAA D1 college basketball players from Alaska. The University of Oregon senior forward recently moved into the No. 1 spot for career points, career rebounds and career blocked shots. The ultimate triple-double. Hebard, of West Valley High fame, has been a trend setter… Read more »

Robinson’s immediate impact sparks New Mexico to MWC victory

January 12, 2020

Work behind the scenes made it possible for Anchorage’s Azaria Robinson to shine under the bright lights as her productive practice habits paved the way for extended playing time with the University of New Mexico women’s basketball team. The 6-foot-2 freshman cashed in on the opportunity by posting season highs in points (12), rebounds (5)… Read more »

Sunny scores season-high 21 points, leads Highline to OT win

January 9, 2020

Catherine Sunny of Nightmute converted key baskets at the end of the fourth quarter and then again in overtime to lead the Highline Community College women’s basketball team. The freshman guard outscored Green River by herself in OT en route to a season-high 21 points to lead the Thunderbirds to a 59-53 victory in the… Read more »