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  • Tuesday Prep Basketball Scrubbed By Snow

  • Class 1 state sectional games in Chillicothe delayed to Wednesday; CHS girls district semi now Thursday
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  • As was virtually inevitable, Tuesday's high school basketball action in or involving Chillicothe fell victim to the latest snow storm.
    According to Dan Nagel, Chillicothe High athletics director, the Class 1 state tournament sectional-round games to be played at CHS have been postponed 24 hours.
    Meadville's and Hale's boys now will battle for a spot in Saturday's quarterfinal at Truman State University in Kirksville Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Chillicothe High gym.
    Two girls' teams from Carroll-Livingston Activities Assocation, Meadville and Norborne, will play a third time at CHS at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. That winner also advances to play at Truman State Saturday.
    On the district level in Class 4, Chillicothe's Lady Hornets will wait to take on host St. Joseph: Benton until Thursday because District 16 tournament administrative personnel will be occupied Wednesday hosting smaller-classification state tournament games at St. Joseph that night.
    According to word sent to Nagel, all four semifinal-round games now will be played Thursday, beginning with the Lady Hornets-Benton contest at 4 p.m. The other girls' semifinal between St. Joseph: Lafayette and Smithville will follow at about 5:30.
    The Lady Hornets earned their spot in the semifinals with an 11-points victory over Savannah ni the opening round this past Saturday. It was the first district win by a CHS girls team since 2005-06.
    Chillicothe's boys then will face No. 1 seed Lafayette at 7 p.m., followed by the Savannah and Smithville boys at 8:30 Thursday.
    The original schedule had been for the boys' semifinals only Thursday with Chillicothe, a 53-50 winner over Benton Monday evening, playing at 5 p.m. Instead, they'll now go two hours later.
    The original schedule for the District 16 championship games thus remains unchanged – barring further weather-related issues. The girls' title game will be Friday night at 6 o'clock and boys' Saturday at the same hour.
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