Posts Tagged: Basketball

Harris, Mad Ants win NBA D-League regular-season title

April 4, 2014

Ramon Harris of Anchorage hasn’t played in the NBA, but he’s done just about everything else in the game of basketball. He played at Kentucky. He had 48 points with a pro team in China. He reached the league championship in Germany. He was the first Alaskan to play in the NBA D-League. And now… Read more »

Perkins leads Turkish pro team to sixth straight win

April 2, 2014

Besiktas is the hottest team in the Turkish League with six straight wins, and Anchorage’s Doron Perkins has his fingerprints all over the latest victory. The 6-foot-3 guard showcased his all-around skills and posted a season-high player ranking of 28 in an 87-77 triumph over Mersin in the city of Akdeniz. Perkins almost bagged a… Read more »

Bookert hits big 3, scores 13 in NIT semifinals at MSG

April 1, 2014

They call Madison Square Garden in New York City ‘The World’s Most Famous Arena’ and tonight for a moment Devon Bookert of Anchorage took center stage. The Florida State guard hit the biggest shot of his life in the closing seconds of the NIT semifinal when he drained a game-tying, buzzer-beating 3-pointer to force overtime… Read more »

March has been good for Bell-Holter in NBA D-League

March 29, 2014

Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter is on quite a roll in the NBA D-League and having his best month with the Maine Red Claws. The 6-foot-9 rookie forward is averaging 12.2 points and 8.2 rebounds over his last five games, well above his 8.3 and 4.8 averages in 44 games this season. In 10 games this month,… Read more »

Bookert grateful to be in NIT, faces Georgetown on ESPN tonight

March 24, 2014

Dating back to 1938, the NIT is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious college basketball tournaments in the country. But because an invitation means you didn’t get asked to the big dance, it’s often looked upon like the ugly sister of the NCAA Tournament. Florida State was a bubble team, one of last… Read more »

Bell-Holter collects third career double-double in NBA D-League

March 21, 2014

Back in the starting lineup, Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg appears to have his swagger back as well. The 6-foot-9 rookie forward went off for 22 points, 16 rebounds and a couple blocked shots for the Maine Red Claws in a 147-142 loss to Delaware in NBA D-League action today. He sank 10-of-18 shots and both… Read more »

Two Alaska women help college hoop teams earn postseason berths

March 18, 2014

It’s been a remarkable rookie season with the Southern Utah University women’s basketball team for Wasilla’s Mary Klapperich. Southern Utah has already bagged a school record 22 victories and now the most successful run in program history will continue with the team’s first appearance in the WNIT. The T-birds [22-9] earned a share of the… Read more »

Alaska men in hunt for hoop titles in NCAA, NIT, CBI

March 17, 2014

We’ve always had success in the NCAA Tournament, with Alaskans winning seven of eight potential title games. Maybe our good luck will rub off on today’s crop of Division I basketball talent. Five Alaska men are in the hunt for postseason titles this spring, most notably Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit or Oregon and Eagle River’s Eric… Read more »

Oleson takes over, keeps Barcelona perfect in Euroleague

March 15, 2014

In the midst of his best season with Barcelona, Brad Oleson of North Pole continued his scorching shooting with a 15-point performance in a 70-58 win over Greek power Olympiacos. The 30-year-old guard made 4-of-6 threes in 21 minutes. With the win, Barcelona improved to 10-0 in Group E of the Top 16. The team… Read more »

Bell-Holter settles into reserve role with Maine of NBA D-League

March 14, 2014

He may have lost his starting job, but Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg never lost his will to succeed on the basketball court. The 6-foot-9 rookie forward with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League has settled into his role of coming off the bench and has picked up his play of late. Bell-Holter has… Read more »