Danica Schmidt

Alaskans hit Pomona-Pitzer with a 1-2 combo last weekend, with Soldotna’s Danica Schmidt grabbing 15 rebounds Saturday and Fairbanks’ Ella Roberts dropping in 15 points Sunday.

Schmidt is a junior forward for Pacific who matched her career for rebounds in her first game with her new team in a 64-63 victory over Pomona in Forest Grove, Oregon.

The 6-footer did her damage in just 22 minutes off the bench. She also blocked two shots and had two assists.

The last time Schmidt had 15 rebounds was last season for Lower Columbia against Lane in the NWAC. This was the 13th time in 62 career games she has recorded double digits on the boards.

Ella Roberts

Schmidt (Soldotna) ranks No. 2 among active college women from Alaska with 422 career rebounds, trailing only Jordan Todd (554).

Roberts is a junior guard at George Fox and flirted with her career high in a 56-51 loss to Pomona in Newburg, Oregon.

She started and played 24 minutes, going 5-of-8 from the floor and 5-of-7 from the line. She added three rebounds to go with one assist, steal and blocked shot.

Roberts (Lathrop) has recorded double figures in scoring in 12 of 34 career games with a high of 18 set last season against Pacific Lutheran.

Mareng Gatkuoth

At Tarleton State, Anchorage’s Mareng Gatkuoth scored 10 points in 16 minutes off the bench in a 95-49 victory over Kansas Christian.

The 6-foot-6 wing made 4-of-10 shots, including 1-of-6 from 3-point land. He added two rebounds, three assists and a steal.

Gatkuoth (ACS) joins a Tarleton State team that’s part of the WAC after transferring from Montana State.

Look for him to continue to produce at the NCAA Division I level. His game has come alive over the last two years for the South Sudan National Team as he’s averaged 6.7 points in 13 career games in FIBA World Cup and African Nations tournaments.

Clayton Southwick

At Snow College, Palmer’s Clayton Southwick stool tall in a 72-66 upset victory over No. 2 Florida Southwestern in the NJCAA.

The 6-foot-8 sophomore forward started and produced 12 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes.

Snow is ranked 19th.

Southwick (Palmer) is averaging 12.0 points and 6.4 rebounds with a .532 FG% in five games in a modest 22.6 minutes per game.

He had missed the last two seasons because he served a church mission. He has returned in a big way and recently announced he will play for NCAA Division I Stephen F. Austin as an upperclassman starting next season.


 

AK HOOPS REPORT
  • When the women’s Great Alaska Shootout tips off Friday, a handful of Alaska players will be on the court. But Pepperdine’s Kendyl Carson (Juneau) will not be one of them. The university confirmed the junior guard is redshirting this year and will not make the trip.
  • Brayden Maldonado (East) played big time for Metro State in a 91-86 win over Arkansas-Fort Smith with 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. He assisted on the go-ahead bucket in OT and iced the game with a pair of free throws with 9 seconds left.
  • Isaiah Moses (Dimond) made the most of his first college start, scoring a career-high 18 points and matching his career high with seven assists in a 92-69 win over Tyler. He knocked down 3-of-4 3-pointers and hit all three foul shots to extend his free-throw streak to 18. Moses has a 26-7 assist-to-turnover ratio in six games.
  • Tobin Karlberg (Grace) finally got on track at Point Loma. After scoring just two points in the first two games, the senior guard broke out with a 15-point performance in a 69-54 win over Northwest Nazarene. He went 4-for-4 at the foul line and added four assists and four steals.
  • Skye Miller (East) of Eastern Arizona had a season-high 20 points, six rebounds and four steals in an 86-55 win over Eastern Wyoming.
  • Jamari Lawrence (West) was a difference maker for Southwestern Christian in a 117-109 win over Dallas Eastfield in NJCAA. He pumped in a season-high 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting, including a 4-of-5 clip from 3-point range. He added four assists and three steals.
  • Angelline Nageak (Dimond) of Adams State furnished 14 points and seven assists in a 101-66 win over Cameron. This was her 11th double-digit scoring effort in 42 career games. She also surpassed the 100-assist benchmark.
  • Adams State teammate Nyeniea John (West) had seven points in 16 minutes off the bench.
  • Abriana Busbey (Palmer) of Wentworth delivered 10 points, seven rebounds and four steals in a 53-38 win over Lyndon.
  • Rashad King (Bartlett) of Northeastern faced Providence of the Big East and came off the bench to get three points and a pair of rebounds in seven minutes.
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