Duke and North Carolina aren’t the only teams who are having trouble competing on the hardwood lately. The winter weather has not only played a role in school closings, and hectic schedules for workers and students, but also provided lots of issues with the scheduling of high-school basketball.
With many teams having 2, and some teams having 3 games scheduled for this week, it is still very up in the air as to when they will actually be played.
Clinton has road games with Wallace and Trask scheduled for this week, and they are hoping to play Trask on Friday now, and Wallace Saturday.
Union moved their game at Wallace up from last Tuesday to last Monday, which means they only have one game remaining in the regular season, at home against Midway. This game was originally scheduled for Thursday, but has been moved back to Friday, only if school is open on Friday. If it is not, this game will be moved back to next Monday, due to Midway having to make up their road trip to West Bladen on Saturday.
If games in the Four-County Conference (which includes Union, Midway, and Clinton) are not completed until next week, the conference tournament would be cancelled. The conference tournament would be problematic because four games are needed to decide a champion.
In Lakewood and Hobbton’s conference, the tournament will still be played either way. Lakewood is set to make up their game at Rosewood on Saturday, and still set to play Hobbton on Friday if school is open.
The NCHSAA has a rule stating that no more than 3 games should be played in one week, but they have waived this rule in order for the games to all be played by play-off time, which would begin next Monday.
The scheduling listed above is all subject to change. Be sure to check with the school itself before attending these games, because none are a hundred percent certain as of right now.
This will definitely be a snow-storm to remember in Sampson County and in North Carolina.