Posts Tagged: Basketball

Bookert hands off career-high nine assists for Florida State

December 30, 2013

Devon Bookert of Anchorage continues to make things happen at Florida State University. The sophomore point guard handed off a career-high nine assists and a team-best seven rebounds in a 67-59 win over Charleston Southern in Tallahassee, Fla. Bookert, of West High fame, added two steals to help offset a 1-for-6 shooting night that resulted… Read more »

Hines makes 7-of-9 shots, scores career-high 19 for Iona College

December 28, 2013

So apparently getting his first college start meant the world to Ryden Hines of Anchorage. That’s because the Iona College freshman played out of his mind today against Northern Iowa, scoring 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting in a 90-78 loss in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The 6-foot-10 forward had never scored more than six points in… Read more »

Grazulis nets 700th career point for Colorado School of Mines

December 23, 2013

Another double-double from Allie Grazulis of Palmer helped her move into elite company for the Colorado School of Mines women’s basketball team. The 5-foot-11 senior forward scored 11 points and grabbed 10 boards in a 63-59 victory over Colorado Christian, giving her career totals of 700 points and 614 rebounds. Grazulis, of Colony High fame,… Read more »

Bell-Holter scores 21, most ever by Alaskan in NBA D-League

December 22, 2013

After a slow start to his professional career, Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg finally caught fire. And nobody is more relieved than him. The 6-foot-9 rookie with the Maine Red Claws forward bagged a season-high 21 points to go along with nine rebounds and two blocked shots in a 93-74 loss to Springfield in NBA D-League… Read more »

In Herculean effort, Effenberger has regrettable triple-double

December 21, 2013

Clackamas College guard Laci Effenberger of Ketchikan played nearly every second of the overtime game and accounted for more than half of her team’s points. She collected 16 points, 11 assists, five steals and an unwelcomed triple-double with 10 turnovers in an 81-79 loss to Blue Mountain at the Clark Crossover Tournament in Washington. Her… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit scores 8 points in 8 minutes for No. 13 Oregon

December 19, 2013

Jalil Abdul-Bassit of Anchorage promised instant offense coming off the bench for the University of Oregon. He was the master of production in a 91-63 victory over UC Irvine, scoring a career-high eight points in just eight minutes of action. The 6-foot-4 junior guard sank 3-of-4 shots, including both 3-point attempts. He also grabbed his… Read more »

Simmers nets 29, hasn’t missed a free throw this month

December 17, 2013

With her team muddled in a three-game losing skid, Debbiey Simmers of Anchorage wanted things to change. So she took over the game. The Malone University senior guard poured in a season-high 29 points in an 89-77 win over Northwood. It was her highest point total at Malone in 34 games. “We were moving the… Read more »

Horn goes off in Germany with 25 points, 13 rebounds

December 16, 2013

A two-week break didn’t disrupt Alysa Horn’s rhythm in Germany. The professional basketball player from Kodiak by way of UAA delivered a monster double-double with 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead Viernheim to an 8-47 win over Fellbach in Bundesliga action. The 6-foot forward shot the ball beautifully, connecting on 8-of-14 field goals and… Read more »

Harris collects first career double-double in NBA D-League

December 13, 2013

Anchorage’s Ramon Harris can check off another item on his basketball bucket list. The second-year forward with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants earned his first career double-double in the NBA D-League with 18 points and 11 rebounds in a 104-101 loss to the Iowa Energy. Harris, of West High fame, sank 6-of-13 field goals, including… Read more »

Chalmers urges kids to dream, and dream big

It probably seems crazy to Miami Heat fans that Mario Chalmers grew up in Anchorage. From Muldoon to South Beach, how does that happen? He lever lost sight of his dream. It’s a message he delivers to kids all the time with the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation. “Never let anybody tell you that you can’t… Read more »