Posts Tagged: Basketball

Klie pumps in season-high 14 points for UC-San Diego

November 27, 2013

Even before the season really got started, University of California San Diego head coach Eric Olen was already praising freshman guard Adam Klie of Anchorage. “You look at him and wouldn’t think he’s a freshman,” Olen told the school’s ‘Triton Talk’ radio show. “He’s a big strong kid, and he’s confident. He’s not intimidated by… Read more »

Down on the bayou, Sherman-Newsome tunes up Tulane with career-high 25

November 26, 2013

Coming off the bench, Damon Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage is supposed to provide Colgate with instant offense. That wasn’t a problem tonight. The junior guard made the first four shots he took, including a pair of 3s, en route to a career-high 25-point performance in a 98-86 win over Tulane in New Orleans. Sherman-Newsome, of Bartlett… Read more »

Griffin named WNBL Player of the Week in Australia

Another dominant performance earned Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River another award in Australia. The 6-foot-2 professional basketball player was named WNBL Player of the Week after her 29-point, 10-rebound effort for defending champion Bendigo in an 81-54 romp of Perth. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, made 11-of-17 shots and also blocked two shots to lead… Read more »

Bookert makes game-winning jumper for Florida State in Puerto Rico

November 25, 2013

Florida State’s Devon Bookert of Anchorage made a 10-foot fadeaway jump shot to beat the buzzer and Northeastern in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The sophomore point guard grabbed the rebound off a missed layup and made the basket with 0.5 seconds left to provide a 62-60 in the tournament’s third-place game. “I was just there… Read more »

Bell-Holter ready to rock with Red Claws, make D-League debut

November 22, 2013

It’s been a long road, but Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg is set to finally make his professional debut tonight. After going to Europe in the summer and then coming back to play for the Boston Celtics in the preseason only to get cut before the NBA season started, the Alaskan will suit up for the… Read more »

Alaska pro basketball players scoring big in international leagues

November 19, 2013

All around the world, Alaska professional basketball players are more than holding their own. Here is a quick update from action over the weekend: In Germany, Kodiak’s Alysa Horn of Viernheim scored 23 points and collected seven rebounds and four assists in a 79-71 loss. She has averaged 18.4 points and 8.4 rebounds in eight… Read more »

Griffin rips down career-high 20 rebounds in Australia

November 15, 2013

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River has played a lot of basketball over the last decade, but she has never had 20 rebounds before now. The 6-foot-2 forward reached the magic number with Australian pro team Bendigo in an 84-68 win over Canberra. She also scored 16 points on 7-of-19 shooting. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame,… Read more »

Bookert gives Florida State more artillery in ACC arms race

November 14, 2013

Devon Bookert of Anchorage continued his assault on this young season, pumping in 17 points to give Florida State another offensive weapon. The 6-foot-3 starting guard made 6-of-12 shots in an 80-68 win over Central Florida in Orlando. Bookert, of West High fame, was one of four double-figure scorers for the Seminoles. “We have so… Read more »

Wilson has career-high 10 assists, helps Marquette score 114 points

Anchorage’s Derrick Wilson helped the Marquette University men’s basketball team do something against Grambling State that it hadn’t done since 1969 Now the primary point guard, the 6-foot-1 junior collected a career-high 10 assists as Marquette rolled to a 114-71 victory, the most points the team has scored in 44 years. Wilson, of East High… Read more »