Posts Tagged: Basketball

Griffin leads Bendigo back to Grand Finals in Australia

February 23, 2014

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin has led the Bendigo Spirit back to the Women’s National Basketball League Finals in Australia. Now she looks to win back-to-back championships. Griffin played every second of today’s 71-62 win over Dandenong in the WNBL semifinals, bagging game-high totals of 19 points and 16 rebounds. The 6-foot-2 WNBA player sank 6-of-12… Read more »

Klie nets season-high 24 to help UCSD stay in playoff chase

February 22, 2014

With his team’s playoff hopes on the line, Adam Klie of Anchorage had the best game of his freshman season at UC San Diego. He scored a season-high 24 points to go with five rebounds and two steals in a 76-51 victory over San Francisco State in California Collegiate Athletic Association action. The teams are… Read more »

Simmers helps Malone qualify for Great Lakes playoffs

February 21, 2014

With 13 of her 22 points coming in the first half, Debbiey Simmers of Anchorage gave Malone the momentum it needed to top Hillsdale. The 5-foot-9 senior guard came off the bench to collect her highest scoring game in a month to key a 77-69 victory in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Simmers, of… Read more »

Effenberger pumps in career-high 30 points for Clackamas

February 17, 2014

Clackamas Community College sharpshooter Laci Effenberger of Ketchikan takes a lot of 3-pointers. She averages 10 attempts in 24 games this season and as has taken as many as 17 in one game. Tonight she made 8-of-14 threes and scored a career-high 30 points in a 76-52 win over Southwestern Oregon in the NWAACC. She… Read more »

Grazulis pulls down 16 rebounds, second most of career

The Colorado School of Mines rebounding machine also known as Allie Grazulis of Palmer pulled down a season-high 16 rebounds in an 87-63 victory over Chadron State in NCAA D2 women’s play. It was the second-highest total of her college career, second only to the 22 she had last year against UAF. Grazulis, of Colony… Read more »

Wilson has career-high six steals, powers Marquette defense

February 15, 2014

Marquette starting guard Derrick Wilson of Anchorage was a defensive menace against Xavier, grabbing a career-high six steals and helping force 19 turnovers in an 81-72 victory in Big East play. The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder is built like a linebacker but moves like a sprinter, quick and powerful. He played nearly every second [39 minutes] and… Read more »

Oleson’s big fourth quarter lifts Barcelona to Euroleague victory

February 14, 2014

North Pole’s Brad Oleson is playing the best basketball of his life right now. He’s been better than ever in the last three games with Spanish power Barcelona, with today’s performance at the top of the list. The 30-year-old guard scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, lifting Barcelona to an 80-70… Read more »

Mattson settles into college life, starting role at Portland

February 12, 2014

Starting on a basketball team usually breeds self-confidence for most players, but it actually had the opposite effect on University of Portland’s Hannah Mattson of Fairbanks. “It probably made me a little more nervous to be completely honest,” she told me. She got over that, though. Like real fast. Mattson, of West Valley High fame,… Read more »

Kauffman heats up during 7-game win streak for Adams State

February 11, 2014

Adams State University in Colorado has rattled off seven straight wins and Anchorage’s Justin Kauffman has been a big part of that success. The 6-foot-2 junior guard scored 14 points in a 102-67 win over Western New Mexico over the weekend, his third double-figure performance in the last five games. During that stretch he has… Read more »

Griffin goes off in Australia, leads team to double OT win

February 10, 2014

Missing a few key players, the Bendigo Spirit turned to Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin for a lift against the Melbourne Boomers. She delivered with some serious star power. The 6-foot-2 forward scored 24 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and sank the tying free throws at the end of the first overtime to force a second overtime… Read more »