Mia ‘Uhila

After a rough fourth quarter, Anchorage’s Mia ‘Uhila was unfazed in overtime and bounced back with a big 3-pointer that got the party started for Portland State.

The 5-foot-8 sophomore guard scored the first points of OT to help the Vikings beat Seattle 80-73 in the Emerald City.

‘Uhila (Bartlett) finished with 14 points to flirt with her career high of 15. As a freshman, she reached double digits three times in 28 games. She has started her second season with three straight games in double figures to nearly double her scoring average from 6.0 to 11.3 points per game.

She hit a pair of free throws midway through the fourth quarter to give Portland State a 52-50 advantage, but then spent most of the quarter on the bench after making three turnovers.

‘Uhila quickly turned that frown upside down after she was on the floor to start OT and buried a 3-pointer on her first shot. She finished 4-of-7 from the field, including this pretty reverse layup off a backdoor cut in the third quarter.

At UAF, Ellen Silva of Fairbanks made 8-of-12 shots and scored a season-high 17 points in an 83-69 loss to CSU Pueblo at the Al Kaly Classic in Colorado.

The 6-foot-1 sophomore forward grabbed nine rebounds, just missing a double-double for the second straight game.

Silva (West Valley) is averaging 13.5 points this season – up from 3.5 last year as a freshman.

UAF’s Ellen Silva with the block. Photo by CSU-Pueblo

UAF sophomore guard Destiny Reimers (ACS) added 14 points and eight rebounds. She went 5-for-6 at the free-throw line and added three assists.

Reimers has averaged 11.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 24 career games for UAF. Her bread and butter is a dribble-drive that that resulted in a game-winner last season.

Destiny Reimers

UAF sophomore guard Taylor Tiulana (ACS) had all five of her points in the second quarter when the Nanooks outscored Pueblo 23-15 to take a 37-35 lead at the half.

The UAF men suffered a tough 80-77 loss to tournament host Cal State Monterey Bay.

Junior guard DeMarcus Hall-Scriven (ACS) knocked down a 3-pointer to give the Nanooks a 68-67 lead with 4:46 to play.

DeMarcus Hall-Scriven

He finished with a season-high 12 points in 20 minutes off the bench on 5-of-9 shooting.

UAF junior guard Isaac Garcia (Monroe) four points, a season-high six rebounds, three assist and two steals in 24 minutes off the bench.

In the NWAC, South Puget Sound’s Jason Montes (Delta) and Everett’s Colton Spencer (Colony) went head-to-head and each Alaskan reached the 20-point plateau.

Jason Montes

Spencer pumped in 20 points and sank a jumper to give Everett a one-point cushion with 47 seconds left en route to a 74-69 victory.

Montes pumped in a game-high 21 points and hit a 3-pointer had given South Puget Sound a 64-58 lead with 6:50 to play.

Montes finished 8-for-17 from the field and added seven rebounds.

Colton Spencer

Spencer was 9-of-19 from the floor to go with six rebounds, three assists.

In 2021, Spencer played for a Lewis-Clark State team that advanced to the NAIA national title game.

 

AK HOOPS REPORT
  • Bishop Tosi (Bartlett) poured in 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting in Bellevue’s 82-78 loss to Green River. He collected eight rebounds and went 2-of-3 from downtown and 5-of-7 from the free-throw line.
  • At Edmonds, Bryson Echiverri (Thunder Mountain) had 13 points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists in a 84-66 loss to Portland. Teammate Brady Carandang (Thunder Mountain) started and scored 10 points.
  • Ituau Tuisaula (Soldotna) carried Peninsula with a 24-point, 13-rebound double-double in a 61-54 loss to Walla Walla. She had 13 of her team’s 26 points in the second half.
  • Peninsula teammate Adam Kaganak (Bartlett) produced 12 points and six rebounds in a team-high 33 minutes.
  • Jenilee Donovan (Barrow) was one of three Alaskans to start for Peninsula, which features six of 12 players from The Last Frontier, including Sunny Pedebone (ACS), Eden Hopson (Service), Lupe’lani Vaaia (West) and Chasity Selden (Chugiak).
  • At Lower Columbia, Jazlynn Novelli (Wasilla) poured in 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting, including a 4-of-5 clip from 3-point range, in a 55-40 loss to Lane.
  • At Gray Harbor, Sheridan Green (Wasilla) netted 19 points on 7-of-18 shooting as the lone bright spot in a 78-54 loss to Olympic.
  • At Clark, Ah’kazee Galloway-Davis (West) had 11 points and five rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench in a 77-69 win over Green River.
  • At Columbia Basin, Ali May (West Valley) furnished 11 points, five rebounds and four assists in a 107-62 win over Multnomah.
  • At Pierce, Tyra Brown (Mt. Edgecumbe) had nine rebounds and two blocked shots to go with four points in a 61-49 loss to Southwestern Oregon.
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