Posts Tagged: Basketball

Alaska pro basketball players scoring big in international leagues

November 19, 2013

All around the world, Alaska professional basketball players are more than holding their own. Here is a quick update from action over the weekend: In Germany, Kodiak’s Alysa Horn of Viernheim scored 23 points and collected seven rebounds and four assists in a 79-71 loss. She has averaged 18.4 points and 8.4 rebounds in eight… Read more »

Griffin rips down career-high 20 rebounds in Australia

November 15, 2013

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River has played a lot of basketball over the last decade, but she has never had 20 rebounds before now. The 6-foot-2 forward reached the magic number with Australian pro team Bendigo in an 84-68 win over Canberra. She also scored 16 points on 7-of-19 shooting. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame,… Read more »

Bookert gives Florida State more artillery in ACC arms race

November 14, 2013

Devon Bookert of Anchorage continued his assault on this young season, pumping in 17 points to give Florida State another offensive weapon. The 6-foot-3 starting guard made 6-of-12 shots in an 80-68 win over Central Florida in Orlando. Bookert, of West High fame, was one of four double-figure scorers for the Seminoles. “We have so… Read more »

Wilson has career-high 10 assists, helps Marquette score 114 points

Anchorage’s Derrick Wilson helped the Marquette University men’s basketball team do something against Grambling State that it hadn’t done since 1969 Now the primary point guard, the 6-foot-1 junior collected a career-high 10 assists as Marquette rolled to a 114-71 victory, the most points the team has scored in 44 years. Wilson, of East High… Read more »

Engel collects first college career double-double for Boise State

November 13, 2013

After struggling in the first game of the season, Keiahnna Engel of Anchorage came back to deliver her first double-double of her college career. The sophomore starting guard scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a 76-68 win over Lewis-Clark State. Engel, of Dimond High fame, made 3-of-9 shots, incuding one 3-pointer, and sank… Read more »

Bookert nets 16 points, two career highs for Florida State in opener

November 9, 2013

Anchorage’s Devon Bookert has been handed the keys to the Florida State offense, responsible for driving the team to success. The sophomore starting point guard ran on all cylinders in tonight’s season opener, a 91-67 victory over Jacksonville. The 6-foot-3 Alaskan bagged 16 points and a career-high nine rebounds and five steals in 32 minutes…. Read more »

Alaskans 7 for 8 in NCAA titles games (Basketball)

April 5, 2010

The odds will be stacked against Butler University tonight when it takes on 7-point favorite Duke University in the men’s final of the NCAA Tournament. If only the Bulldogs had an Alaskan on their roster. Why? Because teams with a player from here are nearly unbeatable in NCAA title games, winning seven of eight times…. Read more »