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.
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