Southern Nash's Buddy Settles, middle, and Marquise Wright, right, jump for a rebound during Monday night's game at Rocky Mount High School.

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Southern Nash's Buddy Settles, middle, and Marquise Wright, right, jump for a rebound during Monday night's game at Rocky Mount High School.

Big East postpones games, considers cancellation

By Jessie H. Nunery

Sports Editor

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In what is becoming a weekly tradition, area basketball programs are stuck in a waiting game.

Nash Central and Northern Nash’s games, as well as Southern Nash’s home contests against Wilson Hunt were postponed Wednesday night because of winter weather concerns.

With Nash-Rocky Mount Schools closed again today, the Big East Conference has set up its contingency plan for the final three days of the regular season.

If school is in session Friday, Nash Central will travel to Bailey to play Southern Nash, while Rocky Mount High will visit Northern Nash.

If school is not in session Friday, Wednesday’s scheduled games will be canceled and Friday night’s games will be played 
Saturday.

There is nothing to be decided as far as seedings for next week’s Big East Conference Tournament, which will be played at Rocky Mount High School.

Southern Nash’s boys’ have clinched the No. 3 seed, making a game against Wilson Hunt unnecessary.

The Northern Nash girls have locked up the league’s top seed but coach Grover Battle said his team still has plenty of improvements to make.

“I would like some practices more than I would playing games,” Battle said. “Both are important, but even some things we called the other night they forgot because we haven’t had the opportunity to get in the gym and go over things we needed to.”

In area wrestling action, Rocky Mount High is scheduled to play host to the NCHSAA 3-A Eastern Region Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

Gryphons coach Jermaine Jones said the NCHSAA has granted the tournament permission to play Saturday and Sunday if necessary.

Jessie H. Nunery can be reached at 407-9959 or jhnunery@rmtelegram.com