Posts Tagged: Basketball

Oleson has thunder stolen on buzzer beater in Spain

February 10, 2014

It all the makings of SportsCenter moment, with Barcelona’s Brad Oleson of North Pole converting a three-point play with eight seconds left in the championship game of the Copa del Rey to give his team that lead and seemingly the tournament title. But Sergio Llull stole his thunder. Llull sank a corner jumper at the… Read more »

Grazulis averaging double-double for Colorado School of Mines

February 8, 2014

After a slow start, Palmer’s Allie Grazulis of Colorado School of Mines is back to dominating the backboards. The 5-foot-11 senior forward has grabbed double-figure rebounds in 11 of her last 17 games, catapulting the Alaskan to No. 3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference at 10.1 per game. Last year she led the league… Read more »

Lasher pumps in career-high 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting

February 6, 2014

The progression of Anchorage’s Colter Lasher at Houston Baptist University continued tonight as the freshman earned a new season high in minutes for the fifth consecutive game. More playing time has meant more opportunities, and the 6-foot-7 forward has certainly taken advantage of them. Five days after reaching double figures for the first time, he… Read more »

Deb Simmers approaching 1,500 career points in college

After playing in the shadow of her older sister in high school, Debbiey Simmers of Anchorage has created her own legacy in college. The 5-foot-9 senior guard at Malone University is enjoying another solid season, averaging 12.6 points on shooting 44 percent in 22 games. She pumped in 16 points tonight in an 82-62 win… Read more »

Oleson turns back the clock with Barcelona, hits five 3s

February 3, 2014

Brad Oleson was like a DJ playing all his greatest hits. Looking a lot like he did two years ago when he finished second in the Spanish League in 3-point percentage, the North Pole native drained five 3s and scored a season-high 18 points for Barcelona in a 95-93 loss to Valencia. The 6-foot-3 guard… Read more »

Griffin goes off in Australia 3 days after Nebraska jersey ceremony

February 2, 2014

The University of Nebraska bestowed Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River with the highest honor when the women’s basketball team retired her No. 23 jersey. Three days later she was back in Australia with her pro team the Bendigo Spirit, looking a lot like the NCAA first team All-American she was at Nebraska. The 6-foot-2 forward… Read more »

Lasher coming on strong, earns first start for Houston Baptist

February 1, 2014

Colter Lasher of Anchorage is making big strides at Houston Baptist University in Texas. The 6-foot-7 freshman forward just earned his first career college start against Lamar and is getting more playing time since the Huskies entered Southland Conference play. Lasher, of Dimond High fame, is among nine Alaska men playing NCAA D1 basketball this… Read more »

Green scores season-high 24 for Northwest Indian College

January 30, 2014

Freshman Kacy Green of Hooper Bay pumped in a season-high 24 points for Northwest Indian College in a 97-87 loss to Shoreline Community College in Washington. The former Alaska 2A player of the year sank 8-of-15 shots from the floor, with most of his 3-point misses coming in an attempt to get his team back… Read more »

Sherman-Newsome bags first collegiate double-double

January 28, 2014

Given how well he has played this season, it was only a matter of time before Damon Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage picked up his first double-double in college. It happened last night in Easton, Pa., where Colgate beat Lafayette 75-68 behind his 14 points and career-high 10 rebounds. The 6-foot-5 junior continued his run to win… Read more »

Sao Jose leans on veteran Laws more than ever in Brazil

Andre Laws of Anchorage apparently has discovered a fountain of youth in South America. He’s nearly 34 years old yet he’s averaging 37 minutes per game for Sao Jose and has played 40 minutes or more in eight of 18 games, highlighted by a 55-minute marathon earlier this season. He can still shoot, dribble and… Read more »