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Basketball scheduling returns to normal: COVID and ice storms have led to rescheduling

By: Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times

COVID-19 and ice storms have both impacted basketball schedules this season. But things could be getting back to normal if we’re lucky. West Carter will host the first round of the All A State basketball championships, beginning tonight, if all goes to plan. 

West Carter Athletic Director Corey Gee has released a schedule for the first round of the tournament which is a boys/girls double header. The West Carter Lady Comets will start off the competition, squaring off against Bishop Brossart in the first round at 6 p.m. this evening. The girls game will be followed by the West Carter boys, facing Robertson County, at 8 p.m. 

Junior Varsity games will follow on Saturday, with the JV boys facing Morgan County at 6 p.m. and the Varsity boys playing at 7:30. 

West Carter, the Region 16 All A Champions for both boys and girls, have had a tumultuous season between the pandemic and now ice storms, but haven’t let that stall their progress. 

The girls have six wins and four losses for the season, with their 16th region victory over Raceland postponed twice before they could play. 

The boys have six wins and three losses, with their last game a win against Greenup County early this month. 

Over at East Carter High School the Raiders have gotten in far fewer games, and the Lady Raiders have had a tougher season. The girls team has one win – in their first outing against Elliott County – but followed that up with losses in their next four games. The Lady Raiders have had nine games cancelled per COVID policy. 

The East Carter boys haven’t gotten in many games either, but the team have won all three of the contests they’ve been able to play, putting the undefeated Raiders just behind the 5-0 Ashland Paul Blazer team in the Region 16 win/loss record. The Raiders were scheduled to play at Elliott County on Tuesday, with results of that game unavailable at press time, and face off against Boyd County on Friday. 

Contact the writer at editor@cartercountytimes.com

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