SE basketball road trip falls victim to weather
By Zach Maxwell Sports Reporter
Southeastern announced the cancellation of four basketball games between Thursday and Saturday due to hazardous weather conditions.
The Savage Storm joined Texoma high schools in cancelling basketball games and tournaments due to the wintry storm descending upon this region.
“With icy weather expected to blanket much of the Great American Conference region, Thursday night’s men’s and women’s matchups with Arkansas Tech in Russellville, Ark., and Saturday afternoon’s contests at Harding in Searcy, Ark., have been cancelled,” read a statement on GoSoutheastern.com. “The games will likely be rescheduled, however, no date has been selected at this time.”
The brief statement accompanied a frightening graphic showing a radar image of Oklahoma and Arkansas covered in pink - representing a menacing amount of ice falling on a wide region of the Arkansas and Red river valleys.
The weather-related cancellations have not been confined to basketball. The GAC announced on Thursday that its inaugural Live United Texarkana Bowl football game between Harding and Texas A&M-Commerce would be postponed.
It was originally set for Saturday in Texarkana, Ark., but no make up date has been announced.
Closer to home, Durant, Colbert and Silo all cancelled their basketball tournaments. No make up dates have been announced and are unlikely due to the constraints of the upcoming basketball schedule.
While it will still be cold to start next week with temperatures staying below freezing until Wednesday, basketball games are scheduled to resume on Tuesday.
Achille is slated to participate in the week-long Canadian Tournament. Colbert and Calera host games on Tuesday, with the Bulldogs to hold their re-scheduled homecoming festivities on that evening.
Durant will visit Chickasha, whose anticipated Tuesday night low of 16 degrees is slightly warmer than Durant’s 15.
Also next weekend, Rock Creek and Bennington will host tournaments so there will be plenty of basketball to make up for this week’s ice-out.
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