Winter Weather Disrupts Hoops Schedule

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
McKenzie Hopkins puts up a shot for the Lady Mohawks in Tuesday night's home win over Armorel. Also pictured for the Tribe are, from left: Jessie Scheffler and Kacey Crossfield.

Coaches are scrambling to reschedule games called off due to winter storm Cleon last week, and a few non-conference contests may never be made up. And, organizers of the annual Rector High School HOF Classic are also looking to find a new date for the tourney.

The Cougars and Lady Cougars hit the road Tuesday afternoon to visit conference foe McCrory in an evening of games featuring both boys' and girls' teams. This will be the squads' first game in a week, with last week's storm forcing both teams to the sidelines.

Tuesday's matchup is critical for the Lady Cougars and Cougars, as both are looking for leverage in the always-tough 2A-3 conference.

The RHS Sports Hall of Fame Classic, originally slated for this past Friday and Saturday, was postponed due to the winter storm. Organizers are now considering a January date, possibly Jan. 18, but the process of finalizing the schedules of the participating teams is ongoing. Organizers believe the date will be finalized for inclusion in next week's edition of the Times-Democrat.

Meanwhile, the Piggott Mohawk's consolation bracket game with Campbell in the Bernie Invitational will be made up at a future date. While the Lady Mohawks got back into action Tuesday night with a sweep of Armorel at the PHS gym.

According to Coach Alan Rabjohn, Monday night's Hoxie game will be rescheduled.

As for the boy's team, they stumbled in the first round of the Pre-Holiday Tournament at Westside tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 11.

The junior boys are the sixth seeds, and fell to Brookland 38-20.

The seniors boys took on second-seeded Nettleton and blew a fourth quarter lead, falling 69-65. They're slated to take on Harrisburg in the consolation bracket at 8:30 tonight, Thursday, Dec. 12.

Meanwhile, the Rector Lady Cougars will be hosting Cross County tonight, Thursday,Dec. 12 despite not having classes today due to the weather. Meanwhile, the boy's team will host the Thunderbirds at 6 p.m. tomorrow night, Friday, Dec. 13.

Complete details may be found in the Dec. 18 print edition of the Clay County Times-Democrat.

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