Area teams to tip off basketball season Dec. 14
December 8th, 2017 | Staff Report
March Madness will get off to a December start for many of the teams on the North Slope in the Northwest Arctic Borough next weekend when the 2017-18 high school basketball season gets underway.
The Barrow Lady Whalers will be among those taking to the court next weekend. The BHS girls are scheduled to host West Valley on Dec. 14-15. The BHS boys' team will begin its season a few days later, on Jan. 19, in Sitka.
The Kotzebue boys and girls will both be in action next weekend. The two teams will be traveling to Anchorage to face off with Grace Christian and Mt. Edgecumbe.
The 2017-18 season will continue through March. On March 8-10, Bethel, Barrow, Kotzebue and Nome will compete in the Western Conference Tournament at Dimond High School in Anchorage. The top two teams there will advance to the Class 3A State Tournament on March 22-24 at the Alaska Airlines Center on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage.