Posts Tagged: Basketball

Oleson nets 14 points in Euroleague debut with Barcelona

December 12, 2013

When Brad Oleson of North Pole was traded to Barcelona last season, league rules prevented him from playing in the Euroleague. This season he broke his leg and missed the first two months. Finally healthy and eligible, Oleson made his long anticipated debut with Barcelona in Euroleague action today. His presence proved important even if… Read more »

Cole scores 32 for SW Oregon, 2nd-highest total in NWAACC

December 6, 2013

Aminata Cole of Anchorage single-handedly carried Southwestern Oregon to an 88-85 win over Pierce in NWAACC action in Washington. The 5-foot-10 freshman collected 32 points and 13 rebounds, her fifth double-double in seven games. The 32 points was the second highest total in the 32-team league this season. Cole, of Dimond High fame, made 13-of-18… Read more »

Bookert strives for perfection every game at Florida State

December 4, 2013

Not even his best effort is good enough for Devon Bookert of Anchorage. His expectations are sky high. “I don’t think I’ve played a complete game,” he told me. “I want to.” If anybody could shoot for the stars and make it, though, Bookert is your guy. The sophomore standout at Florida State University is… Read more »

Klie shines in front of friends, named UCSD Athlete of the Week

December 3, 2013

With a group of friends from his hometown on hand to watch, Adam Klie of Anchorage put on a show in San Diego. The UC-San Diego freshman guard accounted for 19 points, eight rebounds and three steals – all career highs – in a 77-59 win over Academy of Art in NCAA D2 play. Just… Read more »

Devine has career night, first college dunk at Stanford

Most 32-point losses are forgettable, but not this one. Not for Connor Devine of Wasilla. The freshman at South Dakota State had his best game of the season in the 92-60 loss to Stanford at the Legends Classic in California. The 6-foot-10 forward set career highs in minutes [21], points [7], rebounds [7] and dunks… Read more »

Just a rookie, Horn already best player for German pro team

December 2, 2013

With a 4-6 record, Viernheim sits in the middle of the pack in Germany’s second division Bundesliga. Could you imagine where the team would be without rookie Alysa Horn of Kodiak? The former UAA star has emerged as the best player for the German pro team as the top scorer and rebounder after the first… Read more »

Kauffman pours in 27 points in 29 minutes for Adams State

November 30, 2013

There’s something special about the first game of the season for Anchorage’s Justin Kauffman of Adams State University. In last year’s season opener he accounted for 18 points and four 3-pointers. Tonight he made his season debut with a career-high 27 points and five 3s in a 93-90 win over South Dakota School of Mines…. Read more »

Defense-minded Wilson gets offensive for Marquette

Marquette needs him to be an effective scorer for the team to succeed, and it seems like Derrick Wilson of Anchorage is finally obliging. No longer hesitant, the first-year starter has averaged 10.3 points over the last three games after failing to reach double figures in his first 73 career games. He collected 11 points… Read more »

Bell-Holter vs. Harris: Alaskans square off in NBA D-League

November 29, 2013

Hyaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter is only two years younger than Ramon Harris of Anchorage, but back in the day it might as well been two decades. They were in high school. Bell-Holter was a promising sophomore. Harris was a senior and the Alaska player of the year. “I honestly looked up to him,” Bell-Holter told me…. Read more »

Fenumiai is latest Juneau player to star for Peninsula College

November 28, 2013

The women’s basketball coaches at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Wash., must think everybody in Juneau can play ball. Gabi Fenumiai is the most recent hoops star to start for the Pirates of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges. The 6-foot freshman leads the entire league with 13 rebounds per game through four games…. Read more »