High schools to play limited basketball schedule tonight

Jan. 18, 2013 @ 01:59 PM

Most of today's scheduled area high school basketball games have been postponed because of last night's snow event, including all involving public schools in Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Vance counties.

Area public schools are not permitted to play when their school district is forced to close for weather or other issues. Games are also postponed when opponents are affected by that ban.

The bans do not affect private and charter schools, many of whom will be playing tonight.

Also, in at least one case, two teams whose scheduled games tonight were postponed because of opponent issues (N.C. Science & Math and Pittsboro Northwood) have elected to use the opening to play each other and make up a previously postponed game.

NCSSM's girls and boys will play at Carolina 12 1-A/2-A Conference rival Northwood at 6 and 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Also on tap with a change is Durham Academy at Cary Academy (girls at 6:15, boys at 7:45 p.m.) That game was originally scheduled for Durham Academy, but the school's gym, which has been completely rebuilt, will not be ready for games until Tuesday.

Also, Cresset Christian Academy, which features the state's No. 1 scorer (No. 7 nationally) in guard Shawn Lipscomb (35.5 points per game), will host Goldsboro's Wayne Christian Academy boys at 7 p.m.

The chart that follows shows which games have been postponed (PPD) as well as the private and charter schools that have not announced postponements as of 2 p.m. today. To be sure if a game you'd like to attend is still scheduled (outside of the games noted above), call a participating school for confirmation.

PREP SPORTS TONIGHT
BOYS’ BASKETBALL
Fletcher Academy at Emerson Waldorf, 4 p.m.
St. Thomas More at Pace Academy, 6:15 p.m.
Wayne Christian at Cresset Christian, 7 p.m.
Mt. Zion Christian at Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill, 7 p.m.
N.C. Science & Math at Pittsboro Northwood, 7:30 p.m.
East Wake Academy at Woods Charter, 7:30 p.m.
Durham Academy at Cary Academy, 7:45 p.m.
Northern at Southern, PPD
Jordan at Cary Green Hope, PPD
Riverside at Roxboro Person, PPD
East Chapel Hill at Hillside, PPD
Franklin Academy at Voyager Academy, PPD
Northwood at Durham School of the Arts, PPD
Orange at Cardinal Gibbons, PPD
Cedar Ridge at South Granville, PPD
Carrboro at Granville Central, PPD
Roxboro Community at N.C. Science & Math, PPD
Southern Vance at Chapel Hill, PPD
Northern Vance at Oxford Webb, PPD.


GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
St. Thomas More at Pace Academy, 4:45 p.m.
Wayne Christian at Cresset Christian, 5:30 p.m.
Fayetteville Cornerstone Christian at Fellowship Baptist, 6 p.m.
N.C. Science & Math at Pittsboro Northwood, 6 p.m.
Durham Academy at Cary Academy, 6:15 p.m.
Northern at Southern, PPD
Jordan at Cary Green Hope, PPD
Riverside at Roxboro Person, PPD
East Chapel Hill at Hillside, PPD
Franklin Academy at Voyager Academy, PPD
Northwood at Durham School of the Arts, PPD
Orange at Cardinal Gibbons, PPD
Cedar Ridge at South Granville, PPD
Carrboro at Granville Central, PPD
Roxboro Community at N.C. Science & Math, PPD
Southern Vance at Chapel Hill, PPD
Northern Vance at Oxford Webb, PPD.