Posts Tagged: Basketball

Wilson inspired by words of wisdom from papa Harbaugh

July 26, 2014

Being a NCAA D1 athlete definitely has its perks, including the glitz of playing on TV and the glamour of rubbing elbows with influential people. Marquette basketball player Derrick Wilson of Anchorage recently met with the school’s associate athletic director Jack Harbaugh, a longtime college football coach who is also known for having two sons… Read more »

Griffin returns to starting lineup for Connecticut Sun

July 15, 2014

She hadn’t started since June 15, but Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River got the nod tonight and – voilà – the team won. Griffin scored eight points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked a shot as the Connecticut Sun beat Seattle 86-63 in WNBA action. She made 3-of-4 shots from the field, sank her only 3-point… Read more »

Ashmore, USA win U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships

July 14, 2014

Lawjen Ashmore of Fairbanks joined an elite group of Alaskans this weekend by helping the U21 USA women’s basketball team win the World Deaf Championships in Turkey. The 5-foot-7 guard started five of six games for the undefeated Americans, who beat Turkey 62-48 in the gold-medal game. The world championships featured teams from Argentina, Israel,… Read more »

Bell-Holter scores 11 in NBA Summer League opener

July 11, 2014

Damen Bell-Holter made a dynamite debut in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, pumping in 11 points in a five-minute span in the third quarter for the D-League Selects in an 83-81 loss to New Orleans. The 6-foot-9 forward out of Hydaburg was showcased at the end of the third quarter when his team… Read more »

Bell-Holter to play in NBA Summer League w/ D-League team

July 8, 2014

Damen Bell-Holter is going to Vegas hoping to cash in. Unlike most tourists, though, he’s looking to score big on the basketball court. The 24-year-old from Hydaburg has been named to the NBA D-League squad that will participate in this year’s NBA Summer League stop in Las Vegas from July 11 to 21. The 6-foot-9… Read more »

Griffin quietly doing all the right things for WNBA’s Sun

July 6, 2014

The Connecticut Sun play basketball like the stock market, winning six in a row and then losing four straight. They got back on track with a 78-76 victory over Tulsa, needing a late bucket to seal the deal. Afterwards one of the veteran Connecticut players called out her teammates, demanding more focus. She wasn’t talking… Read more »

Oleson wins La Liga title, fourth career pro championship

June 26, 2014

Brad Oleson of North Pole has always had a knack for making big plays in big moments. He doesn’t shrink under pressure. He proved it yet again in Game 4 of the Spanish League Finals, dishing an assist on the go-ahead basket and sealing the deal with free throws in the final minute of Barcelona’s… Read more »

Oleson’s big game has Barcelona one win from title

June 24, 2014

He’s so close he can smell it. North Pole’s Brad Oleson inched closer to winning his second career Spanish League championship, helping Barcelona beat Real Madrid 94-79 in Game 3 of the Finals. Barcelona leads the best-of-5 series 2-1. Oleson, of UAF fame, poured in 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting. He added three assists, including… Read more »

Oleson drops 17 in Game 2 of Spanish League Finals

June 21, 2014

At 31, some say Brad Oleson’s best basketball is behind him. He believes otherwise. The veteran guard from North Pole pumped in a team-high 17 points for Barcelona in an 87-78 loss to Real Madrid in Game 2 of the Spanish Leaugue Finals. The best-of-5 series is now tied 1-1. Game 3 is Tuesday. Oleson,… Read more »

Griffin helps Connecticut turn around season in WNBA

June 18, 2014

A nightmare start appears to be over for the Connecticut Sun as the team won its fourth straight game thanks to forward Kelsey Griffin’s breakout scoring game. The 6-foot-2 starting forward keyed a 76-72 win over Indiana with a 12-point, 9-rebound, 2-steal, 1-assist, 1-block performance. The team is now 7-6 after a 1-5 start, climbing… Read more »