Classic Rewind: 1991 title game vs. Oak Hill put East’s Langdon on national map

By Van Williams Classic Media Director Three decades have passed since he played in the game, but for former East High great Trajan Langdon it sometimes seems like yesterday when he faced mighty Oak Hill Academy of Virginia. The 1991 Classic championship game was the most significant high school basketball moment in the state’s storiedContinue reading “Classic Rewind: 1991 title game vs. Oak Hill put East’s Langdon on national map”

Classic Rewind: West’s Wyche reflects on record 49-point game in 2016

By Van Williams Classic Media Director Since 1989, the Classic has featured 11 McDonald’s All-Americans, a dozen NCAA All-Americans and eight NBA players. Yet it’s a 5-foot-9 guard from Anchorage who owns the single-game scoring record. West’s Da’Zhon Wyche torched Planet Athlete (AZ) for a career-high 49 points in the 2016 semifinals. “I had noContinue reading “Classic Rewind: West’s Wyche reflects on record 49-point game in 2016”

2020 Title Game: Nix turns it on late as Trinity (NV) overcomes 42 from Moses

By Van Williams Classic Media Director In middle school, Daishen Nix and Isaiah Moses spent endless hours on basketball courts in Anchorage helping each other work on their game. Then they went different directions in high school and figured they’d probably never face off in a high school game. But they got their wish inContinue reading “2020 Title Game: Nix turns it on late as Trinity (NV) overcomes 42 from Moses”

2020 All-Tournament: Moses sixth Alaskan to win MVP honors

By Van Williams Classic Media Director There were no off-nights with Isaiah Moses. The Dimond senior guard kept his foot on the pedal throughout the Alaska Airlines Classic. He poured in 90 points in three tournament games, capped by a 42-point performance in the championship game. He is the sixth Alaskan to win MVP honorsContinue reading “2020 All-Tournament: Moses sixth Alaskan to win MVP honors”

2020 Third Place: Haynes has monster double-double for Dillard (FL)

By Van Williams Classic Media Director Dillard’s Jalen Haynes recorded a monster double-double with 19 points and 18 rebounds as the Panthers from Florida beat West Anchorage 61-48 to win the third-place game. The 6-foot-9 premier post player had a huge tournament with 70 points and 44 rebounds in three tournament games. His 44 reboundsContinue reading “2020 Third Place: Haynes has monster double-double for Dillard (FL)”

2020 Fourth Place: Herrington heats up in second half as East wins big over Barrow

By Van Williams Classic Media Director East’s Hasaan Herrington scored a game-high 23 points and Daion Doughty pumped in 17 of his 19 points in the second half as the T-birds flew away with a 80-51 over Barrow in the tournament’s fifth-place game. Herrington had two dunks, a 3-pointer and four rebounds and will finishContinue reading “2020 Fourth Place: Herrington heats up in second half as East wins big over Barrow”

2020 Seventh Place: McMahon’s 25 points leads Colony over Juneau

By Van Williams Classic Media Director After winning the tournament last year, you know being in the seventh-place game wasn’t the plan for the Colony Knights. Rather than pout, they pounded Juneau 73-46 to end things on a high note. Colony all-star Patrick McMahon led the way with 25 points and showed off a completeContinue reading “2020 Seventh Place: McMahon’s 25 points leads Colony over Juneau”

2020 Semifinal: Trinity (NV) survives scare from Dillard (FL) in wild finish

By Van Williams Classic Media Director Despite not scoring for the final 2:32 of the game, the Trinity Thunder survived a late Dillard rally to win 47-46 and advance to the championship game. The game featured 37 fouls and ended when Dillard’s Jalen Haynes was called for an offensive foul on virtually the final playContinue reading “2020 Semifinal: Trinity (NV) survives scare from Dillard (FL) in wild finish”

2020 Semifinal: Dimond gets Lauwers to title game with record third team

By Van Williams Classic Media Director The Lynx were incredibly impressive on both ends of the floor, using a suffocating defense and lights-out shooting to punch their ticket to the title game with a 66-40 win over West in the semifinals. Dimond built a 32-point lead before calling off the dogs in the fourth quarter.Continue reading “2020 Semifinal: Dimond gets Lauwers to title game with record third team”

2020 First Round: Dimond KOs Barrow behind 1-2 punch of Moses and Grant

By Van Williams Classic Media Director A little Isaiah Moses outside and a little Isaiah Grant inside added up to a lot of Dimond points as the Lynx defeated Barrow 75-46 in the first round. The UAA-bound Moses displayed a wet jumper after draining 4-of-6 3-point bombs on his way to scoring a game-high 25Continue reading “2020 First Round: Dimond KOs Barrow behind 1-2 punch of Moses and Grant”