Posts Tagged: Basketball

After long delay, Hebard ready for next playoff round in Turkey

April 17, 2021

Even though it’s taken longer than expected, Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks is determined to finish what she started in the Turkish Super League. Her team is expected to return to the basketball court soon after its second-round playoff series was put on hold for two weeks due to COVID protocol. Hebard is eager to get… Read more »

Hall-Scriven nets 14 of career-high 25 points in final five minutes

April 15, 2021

Anchorage’s DeMarcus Hall-Scriven took over in the late stages of Skagit Valley’s 78-73 win over Everett in the NWAC. The sophomore scored 14 of his career-high 25 points in the final five minutes to single-handedly erase a five-point deficit and rally the first-place Cardinals. Hall-Scriven, of ACS fame, was responsible for 16 points during a… Read more »

Rhea promoted to general manager by WNBA’s Seattle Storm

April 13, 2021

Talisa Rhea’s remarkable rise through the ranks of the Seattle Storm has seen the Juneau native go from intern to head honcho. The WNBA team promoted the 31-year-old to general manager, making her one of the youngest GMs in pro hoops. “I’m just really, really excited,” Rhea said. “It’s definitely something that I’ve been working… Read more »

Ungwiluk nets 21, Tompkins grabs 11 boards in same NAIA game

April 9, 2021

Two Alaskans from different hometowns set season highs in the same NAIA men’s basketball game. Gambell’s Wallace Ungwiluk of Multnomah University bagged 21 points and Juneau’s Kaleb Tompkins of Warner Pacific University grabbed 11 rebounds and his team won 92-81 in Portland, Oregon. Ungwiluk started in the backcourt and played 33 minutes. He drained 7-of-12… Read more »

Peter pumps in 15 points in first NWAC game with Bellevue

April 5, 2021

When he was in high school, Terrell Peter of Fairbanks might have been Alaska’s best rebounding guard. His strength and length make him play bigger than his 6-foot-3 stature. That skill set has already paid dividends at Bellevue College as the freshman came off the bench to clean the glass in a 101-80 victory over… Read more »

Takeover Travante: Williams has 17 points in six minutes in win

April 4, 2021

With his team down a dozen points midway through the fourth quarter, Travante Williams of Anchorage activated takeover mode. The 6-foot-5 guard pumped in 17 of his 27 points in the final six minutes to spark Sporting Lisbon to a 97-92 win in the Portuguese League. The reigning MVP played like it, drilling 7-of-10 3-pointers… Read more »

ACS hooper Sellers named Alaska Athlete of the Week

March 28, 2021

Anchorage basketball player Sayvia Sellers was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after her spectacular performance in leading Anchorage Christian Schools to the 3A state championship. The sophomore guard scored 41 points for the Lady Lions in an opening-round route, connecting on seven 3-pointers. Sellers, who was recently named first-team all-state, followed her high-scoring effort up with… Read more »

Fromm scores, Karlberg coaches for LC State in NAIA title game

March 23, 2021

Anchorage’s Nathan Fromm was on the court during a second-half surge that nearly pushed Lewis-Clark State College over the top in the NAIA men’s basketball tournament championship game. But Shawnee State held strong and hung on for a 74-68 victory for the national title in Kansas City, Missouri. Fromm came off the bench to play… Read more »

Lewis-Clark team going to the NAIA Final Four has Alaska ties

March 20, 2021

The Lewis-Clark State College men’s basketball team and its Alaska contingent is headed to the NAIA Final Four. Associate head coach Leif Karlberg of Anchorage, junior Nathan Fromm of Anchorage and freshman Colton Spencer of Palmer are part of a Warriors squad that is 21-1 on the season. Lewis-Clark of Idaho punched its ticket to… Read more »

Dunlap was first Alaskan to play in NCAA Tournament in 1980

March 19, 2021

Before he embarked on a prolific coaching career that took him all the way to the NBA, Mike Dunlap of Fairbanks made Alaska hoops history as a college player. In 1980, the senior point guard was on the Loyola Marymount University team that earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Dunlap was about to experience… Read more »