Posts Tagged: Basketball

Griffin nets 22 points in first game back in Australia

October 20, 2014

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River returned to the basketball court in Australia and picked up right where she left off. The two-time Grand Finals MVP resumed her role with the two-time league champion Bendigo Spirit, asserting herself as one of the best players in the WNBL with a 22-point, 5-rebound effort in the season opener…. Read more »

Oleson, Barcelona beat Chinese teams on Euroleague Tour

October 12, 2014

Basketball has taken Brad Oleson of North Pole all over the world, but never China. He got the chance with Spanish power Barcelona on its Euroleague Asia Tour. The veteran shooting guard started both exhibition games, a 94-83 win over Zhejiang Lions and 123-57 win over the SBL All-Stars. He finished with a combined 17… Read more »

Cousin inks first pro basketball contract in Montenegro

October 10, 2014

When Anthony Cousin of Anchorage ended his college basketball career at Illinois State University, he opted to settle down rather than chase down professional teams overseas. After making basketball his priority for a decade, he wanted to appreciate the finer things in life. “I’ve been catching up on the missed times with my family,” Cousin… Read more »

Marquette men’s basketball team names Wilson captain

October 7, 2014

Anchorage’s Derrick Wilson has been named captain of the Marquette University men’s basketball team. Look for him at midcourt before games, shaking hands with the referees and opposing captains. Wilson, of East High fame, will share the responsibility with teammate Juan Anderson. Wilson earned the starting job last year for the first time and averaged… Read more »

Horn celebrates start of basketball season in Germany

September 28, 2014

It may not feel like basketball season quite yet, but the season started in Germany and Alysa Horn of Kodiak celebrated with a big game. The second-year pro bagged a career-high 27 points to lead her new German team Osnabruck to a 64-32 victory over Opladen in second division Bundesliga play. The 6-foot forward sank… Read more »

Bell-Holter signs with BC Kormend in Hungary

August 21, 2014

Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter is leaving the NBA D-League for a more lucrative contract in Europe. The 6-foot-9 forward has signed with BC Kormend of Hungary. The team is in Eurochallenge, considered the third professional tier in European basketball. “I’ll be playing against good teams around Europe and I’m making a really good amount of money,”… Read more »

Griffin surpasses 800 career points in WNBA

August 17, 2014

Alaska’s greatest women’s basketball player cleared another hurdle in her remarkable career as Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River surpassed the 800-point plateau in the WNBA. The 6-foot-2 forward is in her fifth season with the Connecticut Sun. She has now pumped in 801 points in 164 career games. That’s an average of 4.9 per game…. Read more »

Griffin plays hero twice for Sun in WNBA win

August 10, 2014

It’s been a tough season for the Connecticut Sun, failing to make the WNBA playoffs for the second straight season. But Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River plays hard no matter the situation. The fifth-year forward came up big today, sinking big buckets on the final play of regulation and then again late in the second… Read more »

Boozer featured on rap album to fight childhood obesity

August 9, 2014

It seems like every little boy wants to grow up and be an athlete or entertainer. Some do both. Los Angeles Lakers forward Carlos Boozer of Juneau got a taste of the entertainment industry recently when he was part of a hoops-themed rap album that will benefit the ‘nPlay Foundation’s fight against childhood obesity. Boozer… Read more »

Griffin returns to court, helps Sun snap losing skid

August 1, 2014

Still easing her way back from an ankle injury, Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River played 15 minutes and grabbed five rebounds and made a 3-pointer as the Connecticut Sun beat San Antonio 89-79. This was her second game since returning from a two-week stint on the DL. The team was 0-3 in her absence. Griffin,… Read more »