Josh Moore

Winter weather postpones area basketball events

Snow plows traveled outbound on Tates Creek Rd. at Mailbu Dr. before sunrise in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, January 20, 2016. This was the first major accumulating snow of 2016.
Snow plows traveled outbound on Tates Creek Rd. at Mailbu Dr. before sunrise in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, January 20, 2016. This was the first major accumulating snow of 2016. cbertram@herald-leader.com

The wave of snow that hit Central Kentucky on Wednesday — the first blast before an even bigger system predicted to roll through this weeekend — has negatively affected the area high school basketball schedule, including two big January events.

The semifinals schedule for the 11th Region All “A” Classic, being played at Berea, was pushed back a day because of the weather. The Berea-Sayre girls’ game and the Berea-Lexington Christian boys’ game, scheduled for 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, will be played at those same times on Thursday. The Frankfort-Model girls’ game and Frankfort-model boys’ game originally scheduled for Thursday will be played at 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, respectively.

The championship games of the 11th Region All “A” Classic are still on for 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, but Berea Athletic Director Amanda Hamilton said those games could be pushed to Sunday if winter weather continue to affect the schedule. The statewide girls’ All “A” Classic is scheduled to begin Wednesday with the boys’ event to start on Thursday. Both will be played at the Frankfort Convention Center.

Scott County’s Toyota Classic games scheduled for Wednesday were called off. That included the first two games of the boys’ bracketed tournament. Casey County versus Holmes and Knox Central versus Scott County. Scott County Athletic Director Daniel Wells said he hopes Wednesday’s slate can be moved to Thursday but nothing is official yet. Visit the Toyota Classic website for continued updates regarding its schedule.

Update: The Toyota Classic matchup between Sound Doctrine and Hargrave Military Academy, where former Perry County Central standout Braxton Beverly now plays, will still be played Wednesday night. It will now tip at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday’s only other city game — Lafayette girls at Tates Creek, 7:30 p.m. — was rescheduled for Thursday.

Visit this link for up-to-date cancellation and postponement information from the KHSAA.

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

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