HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Alaska Anchorage’s Taylor Rohde
scored 18 points and pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds Friday to help
the West squad to a 120-110 victory over the East in the 2012 Reese’s
NCAA Division II All-Star Game at the The Bank of Kentucky Center.
The 6-9, 255-pound center shot 9 of 19 from the field and tallied two
assists, two steals and a game-high three blocks, doing most of his
damage in the first half to help the West build a 56-42 lead at the
break. His double-double was the only one recorded in the contest.
Rohde scored eight of his points during a 13-5 run late in the first half when the West stretched its lead from 36-26 to 49-31.
The Phoenix native and former Arizona State transfer was recently named a
consensus All-American, following on the heels of his Great Northwest
Athletic Conference and West Region player-of-the-year honors.
Rohde finished his two-year career as UAA’s all-time field-goal
percentage leader (.621) and helped the Seawolves to back-to-back NCAA
Tournament Second Round appearances.