Wintry and cold weather forces local basketball games to be rescheduled

Published 1:23 pm Thursday, January 18, 2024

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NATCHEZ — It’s been a rough week for local basketball teams because of a combination of a wintry mix and brutally cold weather that slammed the Miss-Lou region earlier this week.

And because of that, several games that were originally scheduled for last Tuesday were postponed with some of them being played on Thursday and others yet to be rescheduled.

Natchez High School’s MHSAA Region 3-5A home games against North Pike High School were moved from last Tuesday night to Thursday night, Lady Bulldogs head coach and NHS athletic director Alphaka Moore said.

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Last Friday night, Natchez High’s varsity basketball teams were able to host Region 3-5A rival Brookhaven High School. The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Panthers to go to 14-5 overall and 3-1 in region play while the Bulldogs fell to the Panthers to drop to 13-6 overall and 2-2 in region play.

“We will host North Pike (Thursday) and travel to South Jones (Friday),” Moore said. “We weren’t able to practice due to the weather and road conditions. Going into (Thursday’s) games, I’m not sure of how prepared we will be, but we’ll make the most of it.”

Moore also said on Thursday morning that junior guard Roniya Ellis has been selected for the Mississippi Sports Medicine North-South All-Star Game.

Cathedral High School Lady Green Wave head coach Taylor Strahan said through email that Cathedral’s MAIS District 4-5A home games against Providence Classical Academy that were to take place last Tuesday were postponed until Thursday for a four-game set starting at 4 p.m.

He also said that Cathedral’s district games at Copiah Academy will go on as scheduled on Friday, which is also a four-game set beginning at 4 p.m.

Adams County Christian School’s varsity basketball teams didn’t have any games scheduled for earlier in the week. The Rebels and Lady Rebels had their home district games against Providence Classical Academy rescheduled from last Friday night to last Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Knights defeated the Lady Rebels 37-30 and the Rebels defeated the Knights 46-36.

ACCS head coach Matthew Freeman said that the Lady Rebels and Rebels will play host to district opponent St. Aloysius High School on Friday. The Lady Rebels are now 5-11 overall and 1-3 in district play while the Rebels are 15-1 overall and 4-0 in district play.

Ferriday High School was scheduled to host Concordia Parish and LHSAA District 2-2A rival Vidalia High School last Tuesday night in the district opener for both teams, but those games were postponed. Those games have not been rescheduled.

Delta Charter School was scheduled to travel to St. Joseph, La. to take on LHSAA District 4-1A rival Tensas High School last Tuesday night, but those games have been postponed. Efforts to reach head basketball coach Patrick Davis to find out when those games will take place were unsuccessful.