School cancellations in Hamilton County prevent any of their teams from participating in games tonight, per school board policy, so the Soddy-Daisy at Cleveland and Ooltewah at Bradley Central District 5-AAA basketball games have been postponed.
The Trojan squads will come to the Raider Dome Saturday evening instead with the girls varsity to tip off at 6 p.m. and the boys to follow.
The Owls will not be able to play tomorrow, so Ooltewah won’t come to Jim Smiddy Arena until Feb. 8.
Walker Valley played Sequoyah Thursday evening, picking up a pair of non-district victories, and was not scheduled to play this evening.
While Polk County is slated to play at Hamilton Heights tonight, a final decision on the contests won’t be made until after press time this morning.
“They go by the Hamilton County schools’ schedule as far as closures go, but since they are a private school, they can still play that evening if they feel it’s safe,” explained Polk County Wildcat coach Rusty Brewer. “We are expecting a call around 1 (p.m.) to let us know if the games are still on or not.”
Lee University is still slated to host Southern Poly (Ga.) Saturday for a Southern States Athletic Conference doubleheader at Walker Arena, beginning at 2 p.m.
With a pair of teams coming east from Middle and West Tennessee, Cleveland State’s hoops games were still being discussed at press time.
“We’re not going to play tonight, but if we can work it out we’ll still play Jackson State Saturday and hopefully Columbia State Sunday afternoon,” explained CSCC Sports Information Director Bryan Grisham. “If we can’t work it out, then it will be moved to the last weekend of the regular season.
“League rules require that the games be played on back-to-back days, so right now we are trying work out which will be better,” he added.