Posts Tagged: Basketball

Grad student Grazulis named all-conference for Colorado Mines

March 10, 2014

Palmer’s Allie Grazulis will go down in history as one of the greatest women’s basketball players for Colorado School of Mines. She ranks third in school history for career rebounds and single-season free-throw percentage. And she’s a two-time All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pick. Grazulis, of Colony High fame, was named to the second team for… Read more »

Griffin dominates title game, wins second title Down Under

March 9, 2014

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River has always enjoyed incredible individual success in the game of basketball. But for some reason team triumph eluded her until last year when she led the Bendigo Spirit to the WNBL title Australia for her first major championship. It was so much fun she did it again. Griffin played phenomenally… Read more »

Conference coaches vote Klie CCAA Freshman of the Year

March 6, 2014

When Adam Klie of Anchorage joined the UC San Diego men’s basketball team, he didn’t care about scoring as much as did rebounding and playing defense. If he didn’t do those things, of course, well then he had little chance of staying on the court long enough to score. Sacrifice trumped stats, me became we… Read more »

Engel collects career highs in points, assists for Boise State

March 4, 2014

The good news is Keiahnna Engel of Anchorage played the best game of her college career. The bad news is Boise State lost. Engel collected a career-high 17 points and seven assists in a 75-70 loss against Nevada in Reno in Mountain West Conference play. The 5-foot-7 starting guard sank 6-of-10 shots from the field… Read more »

Effenberger goes off for 42 points, sets NWAACC tournament record

March 3, 2014

If anybody can appreciate Laci Effenberger’s record-setting 42-point scoring night it is Clackamas coach Kayla Steen. Effenberger’s point total is a single-game record for the NWAACC tournament and broke the school record of 38 set by her coach in 2002. The big night by the 5-foot-7 sophomore guard from Ketchikan highlighted a 90-58 victory over… Read more »

Bookert’s big game keeps Florida State’s NCAA hopes alive

In need of a win to avoid the NCAA bubble, Florida State beat Georgia Tech behind the play of Devon Bookert of Anchorage. The 6-foot-3 guard didn’t miss a shot en route to a 16-point performance in an 81-71 victory, pushing FSU’s record to 17-11. “I don’t think it’s easy to play with your back… Read more »

Sherman-Newsome pops off for career-high 28, secures home game in playoffs

March 1, 2014

It started out as Senior Night, but by the end it was Damon’s night. Damon Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage pumped in a career-high 28 points for Colgate University in a 74-57 win over Leigh in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The victory secured Colgate a home game in the first round of the Patriot League tournament, which begins Monday… Read more »

Three Alaska women make first-team, all-NWAACC basketball honors

February 27, 2014

They have been among the league leaders all season so made sense that Laci Effenberger, Aminata Cole and Gabi Fenumiai of Alaska were honored by the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges. Each player was selected a first-team all-star in their respective divisions, while Effenberger and Cole were also picked to the all-defense team. Effenberger,… Read more »

Break out in Brazil, Laws nabs season-high 22 points

Andre Laws of Anchorage wasn’t having a good month of February on the basketball court. He wasn’t scoring much and his team has a losing record. Then Macae came to down and everything changed. The 6-foot-1 guard pumped in a season high 22 points on lights out shooting to key Sao Jose’s 96-88 win. Laws,… Read more »

Perkins has Turkish team in Top 16 of EuroCup playoffs

February 26, 2014

Turkish basketball power Besiktas has had some pedigree point guards over the last few years. First it was Deron Williams, then Allen Iverson. Now it’s Doron Perkins of Anchorage. Compared with two guys with NBA experience, Perkins is playing on par than those guys when they were in Turkey. “Hopefully I can put my name… Read more »