Posts Tagged: Basketball

Bailey breaks out for career-high 25 points to lead Pacific win

November 25, 2020

Jeremiah Bailey of Fairbanks broke out for a 25-point performance for the University of the Pacific to lift the Tigers to a 66-60 victory over UC Riverside on opening night. This was his best scoring night in 65 career games with the West Coast Conference squad in California. The 6-foot-6 senior guard had his stroke… Read more »

Griffin gobbles up double-double to power Caps win in Australia

November 22, 2020

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River is still feasting on opponents down under. In the mist of her ninth season in Australia’s Women’s National Basketball League – and her 11th overall as a pro player – recorded her first double-double of the new season. This was just her third game after missing the first two because… Read more »

Pili goes nationwide, selected to Naismith, McClain watch lists

November 18, 2020

The rest of the college basketball world has finally caught on to Anchorage’s Alissa Pili. After taking the Pac-12 by storm as a freshman, the University of Southern California forward begins her sophomore season on the preseason watch lists for the Naismith Trophy and Katrina McClain Award. The Naismith nod is a big deal. The… Read more »

Wilson among Turkish League leaders in points, assists, steals

November 8, 2020

Derrick Wilson of Anchorage continues to be a difference maker for his new team in the Turkish Basketball League. The 6-foot-1 starting guard ranks among the league leaders in points, assists and steals to help Sigortam start the season 4-0. It is the only undefeated team in the league. Sigortam’s average margin of victory is… Read more »

Williams nets seventh 30-point game of five-year pro career

October 22, 2020

Anchorage’s Travante Williams put in a full day’s work in half the time, scoring 30 points in just 20 minutes for Sporting Lisbon in a 99-69 blowout win over Maia Basket in the Portuguese League. The 6-foot-6 forward drained 12-of-18 field goals, including 6-of-10 from 3-point land. Williams, of Mt. Edgecumbe High fame, reached the… Read more »

Wilson carves up Turkish defense, dishes nine dimes in debut

October 20, 2020

A promotion to a better league has brought out the best in Anchorage’s Derrick Wilson. Playing in his first game in the Turkish Basketball First League since leaving Sweden, the point guard orchestrated the offense beautifully as Sigortam beat Ankara 91-75. Wilson carved up the defense with 18 points and a 9-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio in… Read more »

Hebard sets career highs with 28 points, 15 rebounds in Turkey

October 19, 2020

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks had her greatest game since joining the Turkish Super League. The 6-foot-4 rookie forward poured in 12-of-17 shots on her way to scoring a career-high 28 points to go with a career-high 15 rebounds as Nesibe Aydin won 75-58. She accomplished it all against a Turkish opponent sporting four players with… Read more »

Hebard’s basketball skills translate easily in any language

October 6, 2020

New country, new point guard. Same Ruthy Hebard. The fabulous Fairbanks forward delivered a dominating performance in her Turkish Super League debut for Nesibe Aydin, pouring in 23 points and 11 rebounds in a 79-60 victory. The 6-foot-4 post player went 11-of-17 from the field and grabbed five offensive rebounds. The other team, Adana, featured… Read more »

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 »