Weather forces several changes to local, area basketball schedules

The winter weather that blew in late Thursday and early Friday caused several changes to area basketball schedules.Sweetwater's JV and varsity boys and varsity girls have cancelled tonight's games at Stanton, although both boys teams have rescheduled their games for Monday. Details will be in Sunday's sports section. Sweetwater boys coach Al Hunt also said that the JV and varsity boys home games with Wall that were scheduled Tuesday are cancelled. The freshman boys will play their game Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the main high school gym, however.Sweetwater's JV and freshman girls have cancelled the rest of their games at the Jim Ned tournament, and the junior high boys teams cancelled Saturday's games at the Slaton tournament.Roscoe's girls cancelled today's games at the Irion County basketball tournament due to the bad weather conditions, according to athletic director Chuck Cathey. The Highland girls forfeited Friday's semifinal at the Polk-Key City tournament in Abilene due to the weather. However, Highland athletic director Jeff Shelton said the team would play Saturday's third-place game of the tournament at Hardin-Simmons University if weather allows. Highland also cancelled its boys game at Rotan scheduled for today.