Posts Tagged: Basketball

Williams carries Portuguese team to Champions League win

September 23, 2020

Anchorage’s Travante Williams carried Portuguese power Sporting Lisbon to a wire-to-wire win in an elimination game during qualifying for the Basketball Champions League. Williams pumped in 14 of his 23 points in the first quarter to propel his team to an 84-78 victory over Fribourg Olympic of Switzerland in the knockout stage. With the win,… Read more »

Hebard’s rookie season comes to close with WNBA playoff loss

September 16, 2020

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks wrapped up her remarkable rookie season in the WNBA with a playoff loss after the Chicago Sky fell to the Connecticut Sun 94-81 in a single-elimination game. The 6-foot-4 starting forward played 18 minutes and finished with four points, two rebounds and a blocked shot. Hebard, of West Valley High fame,… Read more »

College graduate Boozer named Alaska Athlete of the Week

September 14, 2020

After leaving Duke University following his junior season for a career in the NBA, Juneau native and Alaska Sports Hall of Fame inductee Carlos Boozer returned to complete his college degree 19 years later, earning him Alaska Athlete of the Week honors. Now retired after a long successful professional basketball career, the JDHS Crimson Bears… Read more »

Hebard’s 22 points tie Alaska record for most in WNBA game

September 12, 2020

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks matched an Alaska record for most points scored in a WNBA game and came up huge defensively with a blocked shot inside the final minute of the game to help the Chicago Sky hold off the Dallas Wings 95-88. The rookie forward poured in a career-high 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting… Read more »

Drammeh turns hoops dream into reality, signs deal in Germany

September 10, 2020

There were times when Anchorage’s Pindo Drammah doubted his dream of playing professional basketball would ever come true. But whenever uncertainty crept into his mind, the 6-foot-9 center did what any good shot blocker would do: he swatted it away. Boosted by obsession, optimism and a network of supporters, the Drammeh never gave up on… Read more »

Hebard collects first double-double of WNBA rookie season

August 31, 2020

Rookie forward Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks collected her first double-double and contributed to a new WNBA record as the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 100-77 in the Bradenton, Florida. Teammate Courtney Vandersloot recorded a WNBA record 18 assists, with two of them going to the Alaskan. Hebard, of West Valley High fame, earned her… Read more »

Williams on pro basketball success: “It’s in me, not on me.”

August 30, 2020

European league veteran Travante Williams of Anchorage is a relentless defender on the basketball court, continuously hounding ballhandlers and disrupting opponents. He makes the game uncomfortable. Maybe it’s because he’s used to being uncomfortable, having been on the move so much throughout his life. He attended five high schools, went to four colleges and has… Read more »

Hebard draws inspiration from WNBA players on and off court

August 20, 2020

As a WNBA rookie, Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks has soaked up the expertise and experience of her older teammates like a sponge. Twelve games in, she has learned a ton about the pro game. But she has learned even more off the court. “It’s so cool to see and be surrounded by not only great… Read more »

Langdon to represent Pelicans at NBA Draft Lottery on ESPN

August 19, 2020

In need of a good luck charm, the New Orleans Pelicans will turn to the Alaskan Assassin. General manager Trajan Langdon of Anchorage will represent the franchise virtually at Thursday’s NBA Draft Lottery on ESPN. The Pelicans have just a 1.2% chance of moving up to the No. 1 pick among the 14 NBA teams… Read more »

Hebard records first double-digit scoring effort of WNBA career

August 10, 2020

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks continues to cross off major milestones as a rookie in the WNBA. First game. Check. First points. Check. First double-figure scoring performance. Check. Hebard, of West Valley High fame, amassed double digits for the first time after scoring a season-high 11 points for the Chicago Sky in an 89-71 loss to… Read more »