The girls basketball regular season was supposed to have been completed by now, giving teams a few days of practice to prepare for the first round of regional play on Saturday.
But South Central Conference teams are still struggling to get their final SCC games in following postponement after postponement due to inclement weather.
Thursday’s closing of schools in Albia and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont cancelled those basketball games...again. Both Albia and EBF girls begin regional tournament play on Saturday.
Knoxville is going to win the girls race with an 11-0 record. They were to have been at Fairfield on Tuesday (cancelled) and are supposed to play Chariton on Thursday at Chariton, finishing up with Van Meter on Friday before entering 4A regional’s next Wednesday.
The Panthers are currently 14-4.
Clarke will finish second in the conference, unless the Chargers can upset Knoxville and the Indians lose to Albia in a game rescheduled to Friday night from Tuesday’s weather cancellation. Clarke is 8-3 in the conference and 10-9 overall and Chariton is 7-4 in SCC play and 8-10 overall.
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont and Albia find themselves at the bottom of the conference and had a make-up game scheduled for Thursday (and since cancelled) before entering regional play on Saturday in Class 3A. Albia will play its make-with Clarke on Friday. The team did get a practice in on Wednesday.