Posts Tagged: Basketball

Hepa comes alive for Texas, matches career high with 15 points

January 16, 2021

With fourth-ranked Texas missing three players, someone needed to step up for the Longhorns and that someone was Kamaka Hepa of Utqiagvik. The junior forward made his first start of the season and drained a career-best five 3-pointers en route to matching his career high with 15 points in an 82-67 win over Kansas State… Read more »

Wilson’s season-high 27 keeps him in hunt for TBL scoring title

January 14, 2021

Anchorage’s Derrick Wilson has put himself in position to win a scoring title in the Turkish League. What’s new. Wilson was in the running for top scorer in the Danish League two years ago and last year he was in contention in the Swedish League. His jumper is wet overseas. Wilson now ranks No. 2… Read more »

Hebard named Turkish League player of the week for fifth time

January 13, 2021

Nobody in the Turkish League has won more player-of-the-week honors this season than Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks. The rookie with Nesibe Aydin earned the weekly award for the fifth time in 19 weeks. The next closest player has two. Hebard, of West Valley High fame, recorded 24 points and 18 rebounds to highlight her team’s… Read more »

Nageak scores more, but Carlton gets win as Alaskans face off

January 12, 2021

It was a good day for Alaska basketball in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference as Anchorage’s Angelline Nageak and Palmer’s Alex Carlton faced off for the first time in a NCAA D2 women’s game. Nageak of Adams State scored more points, but Carlton played more minutes and helped Metro State prevail 75-68 at home in… Read more »

Doutrive nets career-high 21 points, converts crazy circus shot

January 11, 2021

Anchorage’s Devonaire Doutrive poured in a career-high 21 points and threw in a ludicrous and-1 circus shot to highlight Boise State’s 83-60 win over Wyoming in the Mountain West Conference. The junior transfer did his damage in just 25 minutes coming off the bench as he still adjusts to his new team. This was only… Read more »

Thor does it all for Auburn w/ 15-point, 9-rebound, 4-block effort

January 10, 2021

JT Thor of Anchorage looked like a veteran the way he rose to the occasion at crunch time for Auburn University. The 6-foot-10 freshman was brilliant on both ends of the court with a season high 15-point, 9-rebound, 4-block, 3-steal performance in a 94-90 loss to Alabama in the SEC. Thor was at his best… Read more »

Panoam notches double digits for UND for first time since 2019

When given a chance to shine, Bentiu Panoam of Anchorage sparkled for the University of North Dakota with his best offensive output in 13 months. The University of North Dakota senior came off the bench to notch season highs of 11 points and 23 minutes against Oral Roberts for his first double-figure scoring effort since… Read more »

Huffman becomes second AK man to grab 16 boards in D1 game

January 7, 2021

Brandon Huffman of Anchorage collected the first double-double of his college career after posting career highs of 16 points and 16 rebounds for Jacksonville State University. The 6-foot-10 senior transfer became the second Alaska man to grab 16 rebounds in a NCAA D1 game, joining Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter, who pulled down 20 rebounds for Oral… Read more »

Wyche surpasses 1,000-point benchmark for college hoops career

Anchorage’s Da’Zhon Wyche is the latest college basketball player from Alaska to surpass the 1,000-point career benchmark. The redshirt junior pumped in a season-high 21 points for the University of Texas Tyler in a 105-70 loss to nationally ranked NCAA D2 power St. Edwards. Wyche drained 9-of-14 field goals and added three assists and three… Read more »

With D1 offers in hand, Ruot moves closer to fulfilling dream

January 5, 2021

The secret is out on Anchorage’s Nyakoat Ruot. The Class of 2022 rising star has already received scholarship offers from a half dozen NCAA D1 women’s basketball programs and more are certain to follow. Ruot is here for it. All of it. The Bartlett High all-conference forward has her sights set on reaching the college… Read more »