Posts Tagged: Basketball

Williams named Portuguese Finals MVP after Herculean effort

June 2, 2021

Anchorage’s Travante Williams has done just about everything in the Portuguese League. Titles, MVP, Defensive Player of the Year. Been there, done that. But his performance in the final two games of the best-of-5 Finals series might be his greatest accomplishment. Benched for Game 3, Williams returned to the starting lineup for Games 4 and… Read more »

Williams has career-high 10 assists in Portuguese League Finals

May 24, 2021

The shots weren’t falling, but Anchorage’s Travante Williams kept ballin.’ The sixth-year pro dished off a career-high 10 assists to highlight Sporting Lisbon’s 74-72 win over FC Porto in Game 1 of the Portuguese League Finals. Williams shook off an uncharacteristically poor shooting night by contributing in other ways, doubling his rebounding average, grabbing three… Read more »

Hebard records second career WNBA double-double for Chicago

May 19, 2021

With the Chicago Sky missing all-star forward Candace Parker, the team turned to the next woman up. Luckily for them it was Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks. The second-year WNBA forward filled in admirably for Parker and responded with an epic 18-point, 10-rebound, 3-block effort to lead the Sky over the Atlanta Dream 85-77. It was… Read more »

Schmidt has been a double-double machine for Lower Columbia

May 18, 2021

Soldotna’s Danica Schmidt has been twice as good as she was a year ago for the Lower Columbia College basketball team. The sophomore small forward has doubled averages for points, steals and blocked shots while massively improving her rebounding and passing numbers. She’s also tripled her double-double productivity. The 5-foot-11 Alaskan is making a strong… Read more »

Hall-Scriven records double-double, assists on winning basket

May 9, 2021

DeMarcus Hall-Scriven of Anchorage did a little bit of everything for the Skagit Valley College in a 79-77 win over Edmonds in the NWAC. He played all 40 minutes and recorded a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds. He also handed off five dimes, with his final assist serving up the game-winning 3-pointer with… Read more »

Williams highlights Game 1 win in Portuguese semifinals

May 7, 2021

Anchorage’s Travante Williams poured in 28 points for the second time in two weeks, this time leading Sporting Lisbon to a 92-86 win in Game 1 of the best-of-5 semifinals in the Portuguese League playoffs. The 6-foot-4 swingman drained three 3-pointers and matched his career high with 11 free throws on 12 attempts. He is… Read more »

Nix, Seavey, Swayman finalists for men’s Pride of Alaska Award

May 1, 2021

Prep-to-pro basketball star Daishen Nix of Anchorage, record-tying Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey of Seward and NHL rookie-of-the-year candidate Jeremy Swayman have been selected by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors as finalists for the 2021 men’s Pride of Alaska Award. The competition for the award was stacked as honorable mention included stock… Read more »

Kriegmont, Merchant, Sulte are finalists for boys Pride of Alaska

April 29, 2021

Two-sport star Cooper Kreigmont of Juneau, remarkable runner Tristian Merchant of Anchorage and soccer prodigy Hunter Sulte of Anchorage were selected by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors as finalists for the 2020 boys Pride of Alaska Youth Award. These three rising stars beat out a crowded and competitive field of high… Read more »

Bailey, Jacoby, ‘Uhila named finalists for girls Pride of Alaska

April 28, 2021

A state champion runner from Fairbanks, a state champion and MVP basketball player from Anchorage and an Olympic hopeful swimmer from Seward were picked by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors as finalists for the 2021 girls Pride of Alaska Youth Award. The competition among high school girls for the award was… Read more »

Hebard has first playoff double-double in Turkish Super League

April 24, 2021

Fairbanks’ Ruthy Hebard recorded the first playoff double-double of her career. Her 22-point, 14-rebound performance lifted third-seeded Nesibe Aydin to a 71-68 win over second seed Galatasara in Game 1 of the Turkish Super League semifinals. Hebard converted 8-of-15 field goals and 6-of-8 free throws. She added four steals, three assists and five offensive rebounds…. Read more »