Boys, girls basketball games at Lumberton postponed

Staff report

LAURINBURG — The Scotland boys and girls varsity basketball games at Lumberton High School have been postponed.

Originally slated to tip off Friday, both contests have been pushed back to next week due to an approaching winter storm that forced North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory to declare a state of emergency on Thursday.

The boys and girls teams will travel to Robeson County to play the Pirates next Wednesday. The girls’ game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., and the boys will follow at around 7:30.

The Lady Scots, coached by Janie Hodges, are 10-7 overall and 3-0 in Southeastern Conference play. Matt Justin’s Scots are 8-7 and also wield a perfect 3-0 mark against conference foes.

The schedule change will force both squads to play three games next week — Scotland is slated to host Richmond Senior on Tuesday before hitting the road to face Lumberton Wednesday. The Scots conclude their busy week with a home contest against Purnell Swett on Friday, Jan. 29.

Meanwhile, the other schools in the SEC moved its games up to Thursday. Pinecrest hosted Richmond, and Hoke traveled to Purnell Swett.

Staff report

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