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Basketball: Playoff games postponed

It’s been a copy-and-paste postseason for basketball. Winter weather closed schools Thursday and forced teams from Rowan County and across North Carolina to postpone their first-round games in the N.C. High School Athletic Association basketball playoffs.

The association released an advisory Thursday telling member schools the same thing it told them Wednesday. The association said any teams that could not play Thursday should have rescheduled their games for the following day. It also said it is “exploring a variety of alternatives to attempt to deal with the situation, although nothing has been decided yet.”

Rowan-Salisbury Schools has made a decision.

The schools will open after a three-hour delay Friday morning with staff working on a two-hour delay. That opens the door for teams to play their first-round games.

Almost everyone has a chance to take to the court.

Asheboro City Schools is closed Friday. That moved the Asheboro at South Rowan girls playoff game back to Saturday. South Rowan athletic director Angie Chrismon said a time has not been set.

North Rowan pushed back its girls and boys games by one hour. The Cavalier girls face Forbush at 6 p.m. Friday, and the boys take the court against the Salisbury Hornets at 7:30 p.m.

Yadkin County Schools, home of Forbush, has a three-hour delay.

The start time for East Rowan’s girls basketball game against North Henderson was moved up one hour. The Mustangs tip off at 4 p.m. Friday.

Guilford County Schools are also closed on Friday. Carson athletic director Mark Woody said Thursday evening the athletic director at Northern Guilford had not contacted him about changing the schedule for the Carson at Northern Guilford girls game.

An updated schedule is below.

Playoff schedule

2A Girls

Forbush at North Rowan, 6 p.m. Friday

2A Boys

Salisbury at North Rowan, 7:30 p.m. Friday

3A girls

Carson at Northern Guilford, 6 p.m. Friday

Asheboro at South Rowan, Saturday TBA

West Rowan at Asheville Erwin, 4 p.m. Friday

North Henderson at East Rowan, 4 p.m. Friday

3A boys

Carson at Ledford, 6 p.m. Friday

West Rowan at Weddington, 5 p.m. Friday

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