Ice storm postpones weekend hoops
Rescheduled dates for OCU and SCU games announced
SAGU returns to the court on Tuesday at Dallas' Paul Quinn College
WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- The effects of the current winter storm that has gripped much of the country has left two more postponed college basketball games in its frozen clutches.
Saturday afternoon's scheduled doubleheader between Southwestern Assemblies of God University and Southwestern Christian University has been postponed due to adverse travel conditions in the region.
Already nearly 1,000 flights have been cancelled on Friday alone as a result of the inclement weather.
Jesse Godding and Mark Arthur, the respective Athletic Directors at SAGU and SCU, made the decision while also establishing the make-up date.
The two schools, new members in the Sooner Athletic Conference, have moved the date to Monday, January 6.
The women's game will be played at 6:00pm at the Pickens Springer Gymnasium in Bethany, Oklahoma (suburb of OKC). The men will play at approximately 8:00pm (CST).
SAGU also had their games against Oklahoma City University, originally slated for Thursday, December 5, postponed as well.
The new date has been announced as Monday, Jan. 13, at the Sheaffer Center. Six o'clock and 8:00pm are the new tipoff times.
Both postponed dates were conference games, meaning the entire 20-game SAC ledger will be played following the holidays.
Next two games are local
Both the Lady Lions (4-4) and Lions (5-1) are expected to return to the court on Tuesday, December 10.
SAGU will take on Paul Quinn College, located in southeast Dallas (near I-45). The women's game will begin at 5:30pm with the men's game to follow at 8:00pm.
Both SAGU teams have one more home game this semester. It is set for Monday, December 16, against Arlington Baptist College.