Posts Tagged: Basketball

Hebard helps hand Team USA first loss to NCAA team in 20 years

November 9, 2019

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks has worn a Team USA jersey in each of the last four summers, but she probably never thought about facing Team USA, let alone defeat Team USA. Yet that’s what happened when Hebard and No. 1-ranked Oregon handed the American senior national team its first loss to a college team in… Read more »

Burgess collects double-double in first game with Seattle Pacific

Ashlynn Burgess of Eagle River made quite the first impression with the Seattle Pacific University women’s basketball team. The junior transfer debuted with an 18-point, 11-rebound double-double and was the only player on her team to reach double digits in a 70-54 loss to Humboldt State in Arcata, California. The 5-foot-10 forward made 8-of-12 field… Read more »

Pili delivers double-double in first college game with USC

November 5, 2019

Awesome Alissa Pili of Anchorage rose to the occasion in a big way. Making her college debut with the University of Southern California, the 6-foot freshman logged a game-high 35 minutes and collected her first double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Pili, of Dimond High fame, made 8-of-12 shots as the Trojans beat Cal… Read more »

Hebard makes McClain Watch List, the award she won in 2018

October 24, 2019

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks is back on the preseason watch list for the Katrina McClain Award, which is presented to the nation’s top power forward by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. The University of Oregon senior was a finalist for the award last year (16.1 ppg, 9.0 rpg)… Read more »

Lasher’s breakout 4th-quarter effort lifts team in Germany

October 22, 2019

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher went off in the fourth quarter, pumping in 14 of his team-high 16 points as the Bayer Giants beat Artland 93-88 in Germany’s Pro A division. The 6-foot-7 forward’s big game led his team to its third win in the last four games to bounce back from an 0-2 start. Lasher, of… Read more »

Wilson works it in Sweden with triple-double, 35-point game

October 15, 2019

Anchorage’s Derrick Wilson brought his jump shot to Sweden. The 6-foot-1 guard known for his defensive prowess has turned up the offense in his first season with Stockholm-based Djurgarden. He poured in a career-high 35 points in his first game. Then he had a triple-double in his fourth game. The former Marquette University standout collected… Read more »

Calloway leads Swiss pro team in scoring at 23 points per game

October 13, 2019

Juneau’s Jacob Calloway has made a living out of knocking down jumpers. Now he’s getting paid for it in Switzerland. His rookie contract probably looks like a bargain as the 6-foot-8 sharpshooter ranks sixth in the Swiss Basketball League in scoring and has Pully Lausanne atop the standings with a 3-0 record. Calloway, of Thunder… Read more »

Griffin goes off in Australia with 20/20 effort to open season

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River showed no ill effects of a toe injury that sidelined her all summer as she poured in a 20/20 double-double in the season opener in Australia. The reigning WNBL MVP pumped in 22 points and 20 rebounds to lift the Canberra Capitals to a 90-83 win over the Adelaide Lightning…. Read more »

Doutrive goes all Vince Carter to win Arizona dunk contest

September 30, 2019

Rather than leaping tall buildings in a single bound like ‘Superman,’ Anchorage’s Devonaire Doutrive went with the Vince Carter option. And dunked over a 7-footer. The 6-foot-5 sophomore guard with the University of Arizona pulled off the iconic dunk Carter made famous during the 2000 Sydney Olympics to win the dunk contest at the annual… Read more »

Lasher goes to Germany, shortly after winning title in Australia

September 20, 2019

Most pro players look forward to taking a vacation after the hoops season, but Anchorage’s Colter Lasher looked for another team. Only days after helping Geraldton win the SBL championship in Australia, Lasher was on his way to Germany after signing with Bayer Leverkusen. Apparently the only kind of break he wants is on a… Read more »