Aqqaluk vs Cook Inlet Academy LIVE Boy’s Basketball (3/13/2024)

Aqqaluk vs Cook Inlet Academy LIVE Boy’s Basketball (3/13/2024)

The 2024 ASAA March Madness Alaska Boys Basketball State Championships kick off today, Wednesday, March 13th, with an intriguing matchup in the 1A State Bracket’s Opening Round. The Aqqaluk Bears, despite their 9-9 record, travel to Soldotna, AK, to challenge the heavily favored Cook Inlet Academy Eagles, boasting a dominant 22-3 record.

What it is: Alaska High School Basketball
Matchup: Aqqaluk Bears vs Cook Inlet Academy Eagles
Time: Wednesday, March 13, at 8am ET
Game Type: playoff
Backets: 2024 ASAA March Madness Alaska Boys Basketball State Championships – 1A State Bracket
Game Details: Opening Round – Court 1
Location: Soldotna, AK
Live Stream: Watch here

Aqqaluk Bears Seek Redemption After Inconsistent Season

The Aqqaluk Bears (9-9) enter the playoffs with a record hovering around .500. They’ll be looking to bounce back from a challenging regular season and find their rhythm in the win-or-go-home playoff atmosphere. While their conference record wasn’t stellar (5-7), they’ve shown flashes of brilliance with a winning record at home (4-3) and a respectable performance in neutral site contests (4-2). Offensively, they’ve averaged a decent 55 points per game. Defensively, they’ve allowed an average of 61 points per game, needing some improvement to contain their opponents.

Cook Inlet Academy Eagles Soar into Playoffs with Dominant Record

The Cook Inlet Academy Eagles (22-3) come into the playoffs as the clear favorites. They’ve been nearly unstoppable throughout the regular season, boasting a remarkable 22-3 record. Their dominance extends within their conference, where they hold a perfect 7-0 record. Offensively, they’ve been a force to be reckoned with, averaging a staggering 82 points per game. Defensively, they’ve been impressive as well, allowing an average of only 52 points per game.

Can Underdogs Bite?

This playoff matchup presents a classic David vs. Goliath scenario. The Cook Inlet Academy Eagles enter as the clear favorites with their superior record and high-powered offense. However, the playoffs are all about upsets, and the Aqqaluk Bears shouldn’t be completely counted out. Their experience in close games (evident by their neutral site record) could prove valuable. Can they overcome their inconsistencies and pull off a major upset?

How to Watch

While a specific broadcast might not be available for this opening round matchup, following the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) on social media for updates on the game is recommended. Local media outlets covering high school basketball in Alaska might also provide information on how to follow the score.

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