Gold Medal Tournament underway in Juneau

Klukwan's Masters run the fast break in opening round action at the 66th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Casey Kelly/KTOO)

The 66th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament is underway in Juneau.

“C” and “B” bracket teams played first round games yesterday (Sunday).

In “B” bracket action – for players younger than 32 – Angoon beat Klukwan, 69-67; Haines beat Kake, 74-59; Metlakatla beat Hoonah, 92-89; and Hydaburg beat Yakutat, 93-81.

In the “C” bracket – for players between the ages of 32 and 42 – Kake beat Metlakatla, 79-72; Klukwan beat Hoonah, 89-80; Sitka beat Juneau, 90-68; and Yakutat beat Angoon, 86-63.

Master’s bracket action – for players over the age of 42 – got underway this afternoon, with Klukwan defeating Kake, 63-55.

Teams from all over Southeast participate in the popular Lion’s Club-sponsored tournament, which runs through Saturday at the Juneau Douglas High School gym.

For a full schedule and updated scores, go to goldmedalbasketball.org.