Basketball may be in big trouble.
Blame it on the weather.
The Georgia High School Association has taken drastic measures to ensure the most important thing — that the first round of the state playoffs will tip off on Feb. 26.
What’s the problem? It’s cold weather conditions, which have already caused a slew of postponed games on two separate occasions since early January. The forecast is calling for a strong possibility of more basketball delays this weekend.
What’s the GHSA solution? It’s a six-point plan:
“This weather is doing horrible things to basketball this season,” GHSA executive director Ralph Swearngin said.
Hopefully, the GHSA’s plan will work because people are getting nervous. The flow of the basketball season has been interrupted thrice, and some teams may not handle it well. Playing two games in the same day at the region tournament may result in some upsets. And the longer the basketball season goes, the more it affects spring sport teams waiting on basketball players to fill its roster.
You would think basketball would be one of the few sports exempt from weather implications because it’s played indoors. Mother Nature, however, has been as disruptive as a high-pressure defense.
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