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Prep basketball reschedules games after snow-day postponements

Copyright © 2019 Albuquerque Journal

Teachers and students slept in, and schedule makers were in a frenzy.

Tuesday morning’s snowstorm in the metro area canceled school for the day, and thus wiped out the prep basketball slate in the evening as well, leaving everyone to have to juggle game dates and times on this, the final week of the regular season.

A couple of the key boys games scheduled Tuesday night were postponed until Wednesday.

That includes Rio Rancho visiting Volcano Vista in a matchup of the co-leaders in District 1-5A, and it also includes Valley at Hope Christian’s boys, as the Huskies, with a win, could lock up the District 6-4A title.

La Cueva’s girls’ trip to Farmington to face Piedra Vista was also shoved back from Tuesday to Wednesday.

Quite a few games are even going to bleed into Saturday for Albuquerque Public Schools, a day APS had almost nothing scheduled.

None of Tuesday’s cancellations for APS was rescheduled for Thursday.

Tuesday night’s Eldorado at West Mesa boys contest was moved to Friday night.

Varsity games that have been moved to Saturday include the Manzano at Albuquerque High girls, Del Norte at Highland girls, Sandia at Rio Grande girls and Hope Christian at Valley girls.

The Sandia Prep boys had a crucial District 5-3A game slated Tuesday night against Cuba. The boys will visit Cuba  Wednesday instead, as the Sundevils look to clinch the regular-season championship.

Los Lunas’ boys were due to play Grants and Valencia on Tuesday and Friday, but they were shifted to Wednesday and Saturday night.

Although the two boys contests in 1-5A for Tuesday night were moved to tonight, the Thursday schedule in that district has not been altered. Cleveland will be at Rio Rancho on Thursday, and Volcano Vista is visiting Atrisco Heritage.

District tournaments around the metro area, and the state, will begin early next week.