Posts Tagged: Basketball

Abdul-Bassit scores 8 points in 8 minutes for No. 13 Oregon

December 19, 2013

Jalil Abdul-Bassit of Anchorage promised instant offense coming off the bench for the University of Oregon. He was the master of production in a 91-63 victory over UC Irvine, scoring a career-high eight points in just eight minutes of action. The 6-foot-4 junior guard sank 3-of-4 shots, including both 3-point attempts. He also grabbed his… Read more »

Simmers nets 29, hasn’t missed a free throw this month

December 17, 2013

With her team muddled in a three-game losing skid, Debbiey Simmers of Anchorage wanted things to change. So she took over the game. The Malone University senior guard poured in a season-high 29 points in an 89-77 win over Northwood. It was her highest point total at Malone in 34 games. “We were moving the… Read more »

Horn goes off in Germany with 25 points, 13 rebounds

December 16, 2013

A two-week break didn’t disrupt Alysa Horn’s rhythm in Germany. The professional basketball player from Kodiak by way of UAA delivered a monster double-double with 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead Viernheim to an 8-47 win over Fellbach in Bundesliga action. The 6-foot forward shot the ball beautifully, connecting on 8-of-14 field goals and… Read more »

Harris collects first career double-double in NBA D-League

December 13, 2013

Anchorage’s Ramon Harris can check off another item on his basketball bucket list. The second-year forward with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants earned his first career double-double in the NBA D-League with 18 points and 11 rebounds in a 104-101 loss to the Iowa Energy. Harris, of West High fame, sank 6-of-13 field goals, including… Read more »

Chalmers urges kids to dream, and dream big

It probably seems crazy to Miami Heat fans that Mario Chalmers grew up in Anchorage. From Muldoon to South Beach, how does that happen? He lever lost sight of his dream. It’s a message he delivers to kids all the time with the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation. “Never let anybody tell you that you can’t… Read more »

Oleson nets 14 points in Euroleague debut with Barcelona

December 12, 2013

When Brad Oleson of North Pole was traded to Barcelona last season, league rules prevented him from playing in the Euroleague. This season he broke his leg and missed the first two months. Finally healthy and eligible, Oleson made his long anticipated debut with Barcelona in Euroleague action today. His presence proved important even if… Read more »

Cole scores 32 for SW Oregon, 2nd-highest total in NWAACC

December 6, 2013

Aminata Cole of Anchorage single-handedly carried Southwestern Oregon to an 88-85 win over Pierce in NWAACC action in Washington. The 5-foot-10 freshman collected 32 points and 13 rebounds, her fifth double-double in seven games. The 32 points was the second highest total in the 32-team league this season. Cole, of Dimond High fame, made 13-of-18… Read more »

Bookert strives for perfection every game at Florida State

December 4, 2013

Not even his best effort is good enough for Devon Bookert of Anchorage. His expectations are sky high. “I don’t think I’ve played a complete game,” he told me. “I want to.” If anybody could shoot for the stars and make it, though, Bookert is your guy. The sophomore standout at Florida State University is… Read more »

Klie shines in front of friends, named UCSD Athlete of the Week

December 3, 2013

With a group of friends from his hometown on hand to watch, Adam Klie of Anchorage put on a show in San Diego. The UC-San Diego freshman guard accounted for 19 points, eight rebounds and three steals – all career highs – in a 77-59 win over Academy of Art in NCAA D2 play. Just… Read more »

Devine has career night, first college dunk at Stanford

Most 32-point losses are forgettable, but not this one. Not for Connor Devine of Wasilla. The freshman at South Dakota State had his best game of the season in the 92-60 loss to Stanford at the Legends Classic in California. The 6-foot-10 forward set career highs in minutes [21], points [7], rebounds [7] and dunks… Read more »