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All local prep hoopsters have tonight off

All local prep hoopsters have tonight off
The winter weather has wreaked havoc on the local basketball schedule.
Three district high school basketball twinbills — scheduled for this evening — have been postponed and one boys’ game that was set for Saturday has been outright canceled.
Among the postponed twinbills are Obion Central’s District 13AA twinbill at Westview and Union City’s home date with District 14A foe Greenfield.
South Fulton also has tonight off after its doubleheader with Halls was wiped from the slate.
No makeup dates have been formally announced for the UC or OC games. Feb. 11 is a date in mind for the Central-Westview twinbill.
SF will host Halls on Feb. 12 and its twinbill with Hickman County — scheduled for that evening — has been scrapped.
The OC boys’ stand-alone home game on Saturday against Hickman County is the only contest involving a local team to be outright canceled due to the projected snowfall.
At the junior high level, both the girls’ and boys’ basketball squads from South Fulton and Black Oak are in a holding pattern after their scheduled games were postponed on Thursday at the Area 5 Tournament in Martin.
The No. 1 seed Lady Eagles had been scheduled to take on SF at 6:30.
The Red Devils, who are the top ranked boys’ team in the event, were to battle BO at 7:45.
However, Obion County School System Director of Schools David Huss and transportation supervisor Larry Parks decided against allowing buses to be on the road at the late hour at which the second BO-SF matchup would conclude — projected to be between 9 and 10 p.m.
The decision was made due to Thursday’s initial forecast that included precipitation and freezing temperatures in the early evening hours.
Now, South Fulton and Black Oak must iron out how to make up the contests with the threat of heavy snowfall encompassing the area.
No makeup date, time or venue has been named for the SF-BO Area 5 twinbill.
Officials at Martin Middle School told The Messenger on Thursday evening that the BO-SF games must be completed before the start of the second round.
The current schedule of the Area 5 Tournament has the second round set to start at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Pending the amount of snowfall at the area, Saturday’s slate, which includes several first-round matchups, could be postponed, but officials at Martin told The Messenger a decision was unlikely until sometime this afternoon.
The idea of playing the games at an off-site venue has been proposed but not confirmed by officials at South Fulton, Black Oak or Martin due to the current weather conditions.
Check www.nwtntoday.com for information as it becomes available to The Messenger.

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