Posts Tagged: Basketball

Eisenhower commits to Chadron State basketball

June 17, 2014

Hunter Eisenhower of Palmer was a good 3-point shooter in high school so it makes sense that his college decision centered on three essentials. His choice was Chadron State, a NCAA D2 school in Nebraska. “It has the things I looked for in a college program. Amazing facilities, great coaching and great academics,” he told… Read more »

Oleson to make fourth career appearance in La Liga Finals

June 15, 2014

By this time, Spanish League basketball fans probably consider Brad Oleson of North Pole to be one of their own. The 31-year-old guard has thrived during his nine seasons of professional basketball in that country, especially since joining the ACB, the top league in Spain. This year is no different as Oleson and Barcelona have… Read more »

ESPN calls Hepa best 8th grader at CrossRoads Elite Camp

June 9, 2014

He’s not even in high school yet, but basketball boy wonder Kamaka Hepa of Barrow has already garnered major national attention. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound post player turned heads at last week’s CrossRoads Elite Camp in Nashville, which featured 120 of the top Class of 2017 and 2018 prospects in the country. The exclusive camp was… Read more »

Griffin has career-high 6 steals, among WNBA leaders

June 8, 2014

She hasn’t found her rhythm on offense yet, but WNBA forward Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River continues to be a disruptive force on defense. The fifth-year pro with the Connecticut Sun tied her career-high with six steals last night in an 88-71 home win over the Indiana Fever. Griffin came off the bench to play… Read more »

Oleson, Barcelona set to begin playoffs in Spain

May 28, 2014

Barcelona hasn’t won a Spanish League basketball title in two years, which probably seems like a lifetime for its rabid fans. With six titles since 2000, Barcelona has won more league championships than any other team in Spain and twice as many as arch rival Real Madrid. However, Real Madrid is the defending champion and… Read more »

Big minutes equates to big production for Griffin in WNBA

May 26, 2014

Professional basketball player Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River is finally getting the playing time she deserves and the results are impressive. The 6-foot-2 starter for the Connecticut Sun is averaging a career-best 8.3 rebounds after the first four games of the season. The fifth-year WNBA player has grabbed 9, 11 and 8 rebounds in her… Read more »

Perkins to be inducted into SWOCC Hall of Fame

May 23, 2014

Doron Perkins of Anchorage has played basketball all over the world, but it all started at Southwestern Oregon Community College. The 29-year-old is currently playing professionally in Turkey. He wasn’t always living the high life. He broke his leg as a senior at Bartlett High and most college teams abandoned him. Not SWOCC, though. Perkins… Read more »

Laws, Sao Jose stave off playoff elimination in Brazil

May 21, 2014

Anchorage’s Andre Laws is now just one win away from reaching the Brazilian basketball league finals. Tonight the 34-year-old guard was one of four players to reach double figures as Sao Jose dos Campos beat Paulistano 96-68 to even their semifinal playoff series at 2-2. Game 5 is Friday, with a trip to the finals… Read more »

Griffin solid in defeat for WNBA’s Connecticut Sun

May 18, 2014

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River today extended her personal-best starting streak to 36 games with the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun in a 90-88 overtime loss to Minnesota. The 6-foot-1 power forward logged 29 minutes and her team finished +7 when she was on the court. She scored eight points on 4-of-10 shooting and added eight rebounds,… Read more »

Oleson reaches Euroleague final four, but Barcelona loses

May 16, 2014

Brad Oleson’s quest for a Euroleague championship was dashed in today’s semifinals, with Barcelona losing 100-62 to Spanish rival Real Madrid. The North Pole native scored eight points on 3-of-6 shooting. He also collected three assists, grabbed two rebounds and blocked a shot. The 6-foot-3 starting guard played 29 minutes. Oleson, of UAF fame, was… Read more »