Boys Classic Day 1: West 55, Lathrop 42

By Van Williams Classic Media Director West’s backcourt of Xyomar Velez and Willie Zamora set the tempo to kickstart a strong start that carried the Eagles to a 55-42 win in the student body game over Lathrop on Day 1 of the Alaska Airlines Classic at West High. Playing in front of nearly 2,000 students,Continue reading “Boys Classic Day 1: West 55, Lathrop 42”

Classic preview: Wake Forest signee, mayor of Dunk City, East’s 33-game winning streak

By Van Williams Classic Media Director A couple of high flyers from the Lower 48 have been cleared for takeoff in the Alaska Airlines Classic. Wake Forest-bound banger Zach Keller of ThunderRidge from Denver, Colorado joins the mayor of Dunk City Tounde Yessoufou of St. Joseph from Santa Maria, California as main attractions at thisContinue reading “Classic preview: Wake Forest signee, mayor of Dunk City, East’s 33-game winning streak”

Girls Classic Day 3: Grace 45, South 38

By Van Williams Classic Media Director Grace Christian’s Ella Boerger pumped in a game-high 22 points and Sophie Lentfer had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Grizzlies held off the South Anchorage Wolverines 45-38 on Day of the Alaska Airlines Classic at West High. With Grace nursing a 32-28 lead lateContinue reading “Girls Classic Day 3: Grace 45, South 38”

Girls Classic Day 3: West 58, Point Hope 36

By Van Williams Classic Media Director West’s Lupe’Lani Vaaia and Neolani Quitugua-Banks each scored nine points as the Eagles ran away from the Tikigaq Harpoonerettes of Point Hope 58-36 at West High. West led 20-12 after the first quarter and pushed the advantage to 39-18 at halftime. The Eagles finished the girls Classic with aContinue reading “Girls Classic Day 3: West 58, Point Hope 36”

Girls Classic Day 2: West 66, South 33

By Van Williams Classic Media Director West’s Jordan Zackery knocked down four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 20 points as the Eagles doubled up CIC rival South 66-33 on Day 2 of the Alaska Airlines Classic. Zackery scored 10 of her team’s first 30 points and finished 8-of-12 from the field. She finished 4-of-8 fromContinue reading “Girls Classic Day 2: West 66, South 33”

Girls Classic Day 2: Grace 53, Point Hope 52

By Van Williams Classic Media Director Sophie Lentfer buried a 3-pointer as time expired to lift the Grace Christian Grizzlies to a dramatic 53-52 win over the Tikigaq Harpoonerettes of Point Hope. The 6-foot freshman forward is better known for her post presence, but she looked like a shooter as she drilled the biggest bucketContinue reading “Girls Classic Day 2: Grace 53, Point Hope 52”

Girls Classic Day 1: West 46, Grace 35

By Van Williams Classic Media Director West’s Lupe’Lani Vaaia scored eight of her 13 points in the first quarter and the Eagles got defensive in the second half to highlight a 46-35 win over Grace Christian on Day 1 of the Alaska Airlines Classic at West High. The Eagles held Grace to 12 points overContinue reading “Girls Classic Day 1: West 46, Grace 35”

Girls Classic Day 1: South 49, Point Hope 44

By Van Williams Classic Media Director The South Wolverines used an 11-0 run to open the fourth quarter and then got huge back-to-back buckets by Belen Marchant inside the final two minutes to win a 49-44 nail-bitter over Point Hope on Day 1 of the Alaska Airlines Classic at West High. Olivia Heartwell and IsabelaContinue reading “Girls Classic Day 1: South 49, Point Hope 44”

2019 All-Tournament: Menard was slam-dunk choice for MVP

By Van Williams Classic Media Director Saving his best for last, Sullivan Menard of Colony had his highest scoring game in the Classic championship game. Big games bring out the best in some players. In a slam-dunk choice, Menard was named Classic MVP – the first Alaskan to win tournament top player honors since Service’sContinue reading “2019 All-Tournament: Menard was slam-dunk choice for MVP”

2014 Title Game: Dillard (FL) spoils Morgan homecoming with late rally

By Van Williams Classic Media Director In a back-and-forth fourth quarter that saw four lead changes in the final two minutes, Dillard outlasted Wasatch Academy 75-74 to win the Alaska Airlines Classic at West High. Trandon Smith’s offensive rebound and putback with four seconds left proved to be the difference for the Panthers of FortContinue reading “2014 Title Game: Dillard (FL) spoils Morgan homecoming with late rally”