Posts Tagged: Basketball

Reimers named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame athlete of the week

March 30, 2020

Anchorage’s Destiny Reimers became the first basketball player in ACS Lions school history to win Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year after taking home 2020 girls honor. She averaged 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game as a senior and led ACS to the 2019 state title as a junior. Reimers has signed… Read more »

Sweet 16: All-Alaska All-Time NCAA D1 Women’s Basketball Team

March 25, 2020

During the COVID-19 outbreak Alaska Sports Blog editor Van Williams will be taking the opportunity to take a retrospective look at Alaska sports. The first in our series is ‘Sweet 16’ with a look at the 16 best women hoops NCAA D1 players in our state’s history. Alaska has produced dozens of NCAA D1 women’s… Read more »

Hebard third Alaska woman named First Team AP All-American

March 20, 2020

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks received arguably the most prestigious individual honor of her college basketball career after being named a First Team Associated Press All-American. The 6-foot-4 University of Oregon senior forward was one of just five players in the entire country to make the first team, solidifying her superstar status. Hebard led the nation… Read more »

Williams, Alstrom, Hornbuckle rep Alaska among NWAC all-stars

March 5, 2020

Jaron Williams of Anchorage was recognized in a big way by the NWAC as the freshman for Spokane was picked Eastern Region Defensive Player of the Year and earned a spot on the All-Defensive Team in addition to being named First Team All-Region. The 6-foot-4 guard led the league with 3.0 steals per game and… Read more »

Griffin grabs 13 boards, captures 4th WNBL title in Australia

March 4, 2020

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin ripped down a game-high 13 rebounds and played 35 minutes as the Canberra Capitals beat the Southside Flyers 71-68 in Game 2 of the WNBL Grand Finals in Australia. The Capitals swept the best-of-3 series to secure back-to-back championships, giving Griffin four titles in eight WNBL seasons. Griffin was uncharacteristically quiet… Read more »

Alaska hoops royalty Hebard & Pili crowned with All-Pac-12 nod

The state of Alaska has never had it so good in the Pac-12 Conference before the arrival of Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks and Alissa Pili of Anchorage. Now we’re spoiled. The two Alaskans dominated Pac-12 play and were among the 15 women’s basketball players from the league named to the All-Pac-12 Team. Hebard, a senior… Read more »

Chalmers nets 26, including 5 in final minute to rally Greek team

February 26, 2020

Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers turned on the jets while turning back the clock with a 26-point outburst in Greece, his highest scoring game since 2016. The former NBA guard now with AEK Athens sparked his team’s second-half comeback in an 84-83 win over the Cretan Kings in the Greek Basketball League. The 6-foot-2 guard scored 16… Read more »

Wilson in the mix for scoring title in Swedish Basketball League

February 24, 2020

Derrick Wilson of Anchorage has a shot to win the scoring title in the Swedish Basketball League. The fourth-year pro with Stockholm-based Djurgarden ranks third in the league with a career-best average of 20.2 points per game. Former G League player Brandon Rozell leads the league in scoring at 21.3 points per game. No. 2… Read more »

Pili scores 32, becomes sixth Alaska woman to net 30 at D1 level

February 23, 2020

USC freshman Alissa Pili of Anchorage by herself outscored Washington State in the first half en route to scoring a career-high 32 points to power the Trojans to a 66-60 Pac-12 road win. The 6-foot freshman drilled a 3-pointer late in the second quarter to give her 20 points as USC took a 37-19 lead… Read more »

Savo scores all 22 points in second half, leads Whatcom to win

February 22, 2020

Kenneth Savo of Dillingham scored all of his season-high 22 points in the final 22 minutes of the game to lead Whatcom College to an 86-82 come-from-behind overtime win over Shoreline in the NWAC. The 6-foot sophomore guard took the game over early in the second half when he scored 10 straight points to single-handedly… Read more »