A lot of “firsts” happened at Sunday’s 68th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.
Most happened, of course, in the first game.
Metlakatla’s Willie Hayward won the opening tip.
On the same play teammate Michael Henderson had the first turnover (he would easily make up for that blunder with a dozen rebounds and a team-high 34 points).
On that same play the first “call it both ways” went up from the Metlakatla fans.
Hayward also recorded the first steal and first missed shot (he would have 4 steals that day and earn 32 points).