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Knights’ shootout jump starts Wednesday
Right, Schoenbar Middle School basketball player Lindsay Byron grabs the rebound over Metlakatla players Tricia Lindsey and Kennedy Cook on Oct. 27 at Schoenbar Middle School. Schoenbar will host its shootout this week. Staff photo by Dustin Safranek

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — For the next three days, the Schoenbar Middle School gymnasium will be a busy place.

Thirty basketball games will be played there, as part of the Schoenbar Shootout, beginning Wednesday afternoon and running through Friday evening.

Saturday’s bracket competition will be at Ketchikan High School.

Schoenbar will host Wrangell, Craig, Metlakatla, Klawock, Sitka and Floyd Dryden (Juneau) middle school teams, with each program bringing both boys’ and girls’ squads to town.

The girls’ B-teams from Schoenbar and Wrangell will jump start the tournament Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., followed by the boys’ B-teams at 4:30 p.m.

The A-teams will square off at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively. Games will be two halves, with a 20-minute running clock.

The Gateway Recreation Center also will host games on Thursday and Friday.