Mo Buckets lived up to his nickname Saturday. Isaiah Moses of Anchorage dropped in 29 points to lead College of Southern Idaho to an 86-77 victory over Salt Lake in a matchup between top ranked NJCAA men’s teams. The former Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year pumped in 21 points in the second half and finished 17-of-20 from the foul line as No. 1 CSI moved to 24-0 on the season and handed No. 4 Salt Lake just its second loss in 24 games. The 6-foot-1 freshman guard out of Dimond High closed it out by scoring 14 of his team’s final 21 points and sinking 7-of-8 free throws in the final 1:34. This was his second highest scoring effort in 25 games, lifting his season average to 14.8 points per game. He had a season-high 31 points against Laramie County on Nov. 29. It was quite a day for Moses, who bagged a win as well as a NCAA Division I offer from New Mexico State.
Blessed to receive a division 1 offer from New Mexico State. pic.twitter.com/lKZpa4qKry
— Isaiah M🪐 (@MoBuckets907) January 29, 2023
Anchorage’s Mykaila Pickard pumped in a season-high 30 points to help the No. 7 Collin women hold off Hill 79-65. The 5-foot-10 sophomore out of ACS cashed in on 11-of-18 field goals, including a 7-of-12 clip from 3-point range. She had eight 3s over her previous six games before catching fire from downtown in this game. Pickard twice drained as many as five 3s in a game, most recently against Seminole State on Dec. 3 when she scored her previous season high of 19. This was her sixth double-figure scoring performance in 17 games this season, raising her average to 8.9 points per game.
Skye Miller of Anchorage is a 5-foot-11 starting forward for a No. 9 Eastern Arizona women’s squad that improved to 21-0 after defeating Phoenix 75-24. Miller (East) collected nine points, three rebounds and four assists despite being in foul trouble. She is averaging 12.9 points with a .436 FG% in 15 games. She has reached double digits 11 times, highlighted by games of 20 and two with 18. She had another game with 12 rebounds.
Anchorage’s Traivar Jackson just missed his 18th career double-double in Pima’s 91-69 victory over Yavapai. The All-American sophomore forward made 7-of-11 shots for 14 points to go with four rebounds and a career-high nine assists. All 17 double-doubles have been with points and rebounds so this would have been his first with assists. His previous high of six assists was set twice last season. The 6-foot-7 former West High star is averaging 16.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 21 games this season. Pima (18-3) bounced back from two consecutive losses by posting back-to-back wins and will face No. 22 Cochise on Saturday.