Watching the finals

Jennifer Kingsley
April 1, 2017

Who says the Arctic is all about ice? Not the locals, that’s for sure. Basketball is a big deal in the villages around this part of the north.

We had a blast watching the finals of the Lonnie O’Connor Iditarod Basketball Classic in Nome. Some of the players from Gambell, in blue, were taking time away from whale hunting season to hit the court this week.

The Iditarod still features, on the mural behind the game, but I don’t think anyone is thinking too much about dog mushing.

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Photo by Eric Guth.