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Roads ruin holiday hoops plans for some peninsula schools

The Soldotna boys, Ninilchik girls and boys, and Seward girls and boys basketball teams will not play in holiday tournaments due to road conditions on the Kenai Peninsula.

Ninilchik and Seward were scheduled to play in the 55th Annual Joe Floyd Christmas Tournament in Kodiak starting Tuesday. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District did not allow the teams to travel to Anchorage due to road conditions. According to the Kodiak Daily Mirror, Bethel’s connecting flight to Kodiak was canceled, then with three teams already out, South and Lumen Christi decided not to come.

The Soldotna boys were scheduled to play in the Princess Capital City Classic in Juneau starting Tuesday, but the Stars also were not allowed to travel.

The Nikiski boys will play in the Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic in Ketchikan starting Wednesday, tipping off with Ketchikan at 9:15 p.m. Game times after that will be determined by the eight-team bracket.

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