Hydaburg runs Wrangell out of Gold Medal tourney


Klas Stolpe

Kake's Anthony Ross (21) has his shot blocked by Wrangell's Dustin Johnson (33) during Wednesday's Gold Medal B bracket elimination game. Wrangell's Jason Clark (44) and Kevin Young (32) look on. Wrangell won 80-61 before being eliminated by Hydaburg later in the tournament.

On paper it looked like one of the best match ups of the 67th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament as Hydaburg and Wrangell faced off in a Thursday afternoon elimination game that saw Hydaburg get the 67-48 win and Wrangell seats to watch the remainder of the tournament.

The paper was unkind for the Stikine River boys as the Thunderbirds shots would not go down as often as they did in Wrangell’s first games of the tournament, while Hydaburg continued to ride the hot hands of the Edenshaw lads.

Hydaburg opened the game with a 7-0 run, including a Darren Edenshaw dunk down the lane, unti...

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