Posts Tagged: Basketball

Palmer settles down, finds home at Central Methodist in Missouri

January 16, 2014

The Missouri small town of Fayette isn’t on the radar of most Alaskans, but John Palmer of the Mat-Su Valley is one of seven Alaska athletes doing big things there. The 5-foot-10 starting guard leads NAIA Central Methodist University in assists and 3-point shooting percentage, showing off the skills that made the Palmer playmaker an… Read more »

Florida State now 7-0 when Bookert scores double figures

January 15, 2014

Anchorage’s Devon Bookert broke into double digits for the third straight game, this time scoring 11 points as Florida State beat Miami 63-53 in Coral Gables. The Seminoles are 7-0 this season when he scores 10 points or more. They are 4-4 when he doesn’t. The 6-foot-3 guard made 3-of-4 3-pointers for the second game… Read more »

Harris sinks NBA D-League game-winning buzzer-beater

January 11, 2014

Don’t touch Ramon Harris. He’s burning up. The 6-foot-7 sharpshooter from Anchorage scored a NBA D-League career-high 19 points and made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give Fort Wayne a 124-121 win over Iowa. Harris received the pass off a dribble-drive assist and swished his wide-open look from the right side, then skipped away as the… Read more »

Kauffman nets 17 in season-high 32 minutes for Adams State in Colorado

January 9, 2014

Anchorage’s Justin Kauffman of Adams State University notched his second-highest scoring night and played a season-high 32 minutes in an 86-74 win over Chadron State in Colorado. The 6-foot-2 reserve guard finished with 17 points after making 4-of-8 field goals and all six free throws. This was his fourth game in double figures, led by… Read more »

Engel’s comeback from knee injury going smooth at Boise State

January 8, 2014

Judging by the way she’s played this season you wouldn’t know a knee injury sidelined Keiahnna Engel of Anchorage last year. The sophomore playmaker continues to be a steady starter for Boise State University, bouncing back stronger than ever against NCAA D1 competition. She bagged nine points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals in… Read more »

Alaska players Cole, Effenberger & Fenumiai are tearing up NWAACC

January 7, 2014

With 32 different JCs spread over Oregon and Washington, the NWAACC is one of the biggest basketball leagues in the country. There are more than 350 women – three of the best are from Alaska. Anchorage’s Aminata Cole leads the league in blocked shots at 2.4 per game. Ketchikan’s Laci Effenberger leads the league in… Read more »

No applause necessary, Hines happy to do his part for Iona

January 4, 2014

There was no celebration when Anchorage’s Ryden Hines of Iona College was named MAAC Rookie of the Week. He did what he always does. He went to the gym. Working on his game helped Hines reach the highest peak of his basketball career and he wasn’t about to let up now. “I’ve been here since… Read more »

Griffin on cusp of reaching 2,000-point plateau for pro career

January 3, 2014

Professional basketball player Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River needs only 51 more points to reach 2,000 for her career. Here is a scoring breakdown since the 6-foot-2 forward turned pro in 2010: 665 WNBA 501 Australia 488 Hungary 295 Israel That’s a total of 1,949 points. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, pumped in 18 points… Read more »

Sherman-Newsome continues to get it done for Colgate

December 31, 2013

What a difference a year makes for Anchorage’s Damon Sherman-Newsome. Last year was spent adjusting to the D1 level. Now he’s thriving. The 6-foot-5 junior has emerged as a top-three scoring option for Colgate University in New York, collecting double figures in seven of 11 games, highlighted by a career-high 25-point effort against Tulane. He… Read more »