Angoon's J.J. Nixon is fouled by Hydaburg's Vinny Edenshaw, right, and Claud Young during their B Bracket championship game during the 70th annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament held at Juneau-Douglas High School. Angoon won 102-86.

Angoon's J.J. Nixon is fouled by Hydaburg's Vinny Edenshaw, right, and Claud Young during their B Bracket championship game during the 70th annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament held at Juneau-Douglas High School. Angoon won 102-86.

Angoon claims B Bracket title

  • Sunday, March 27, 2016 1:12am
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The B Bracket hardware is heading to Angoon.

Angoon defeated Hydaburg 102-86 on Saturday night during the 70th annual Gold Medal Basketball tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School to take the B Bracket title in a game featuring lots of scoring and physical play.

Jonathan Jack Nixon led Angoon with 25 points, followed by Curtis Lane with 22, John Croesmun Jr. with 18 and Clayton Edwin scored 16.

Hydaburg was led in defeat by Devin Edenshaw with 31, Darren Edenshaw with 25 and Vinny Edenshaw with 21.

Angoon took an early lead and built its advantage to 54-38 at halftime thanks to a whopping 10 3-pointers in the first half, with four coming from Lane and three each from Nixon and Croesmun.

Angoon pushed ahead further in the third quarter. The fourth quarter at times resembled a free throw shooting contest between the two teams, with Hydaburg shooting better from the charity stripe but it not being enough to overcome the sizeable deficit.

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