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Bad weather puts Centerville, Springfield in unusual position


When it comes to scouting tonight’s opponent, neither Centerville nor Springfield will have trouble finding video to show their teams. Simply rewind Friday night’s game.

In a scheduling quirk caused by bad weather, the Centerville and Springfield boys basketball teams go head-to-head twice this weekend. Springfield hosted the first game Friday and Centerville hosts on Saturday. Both games are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. starts.

Tonight’s game has been postponed twice due to the challenging winter conditions. Two to three inches of snow is forecast for today. That likely won’t stop the Wildcats from making the nearly 35-mile drive to Centerville.

“We’ll play any time, any place, anywhere. It doesn’t matter,” Springfield coach Isiah Carson said. “We’re going to look at the positives. We have to play them twice anyway so let’s go ahead and get it over with it.”

Carson liked another idea better: How about playing a doubleheader Friday to avoid a third potential postponement tonight?

“Why not?” Carson said of the amusing but tongue-in-cheek suggestion. “Let’s just go ahead and duke it out twice (Friday)? We’ll take (hosting) both games here.”

He also joked about the idea of a double-header, but Centerville coach Brook Cupps obviously wasn’t going for it.

“I guess I would rather have it the way it is for us, to try and steal one on the first night,” Cupps said. “If you do get it, then you can try to grind it out at home. If you don’t get it, at least you get to come home.”

The weekend series will help determine the Greater Western Ohio League champion in the Central Division. Centerville (12-7 and 5-2 GWOC) and Springfield (14-4, 5-2) are one-half game behind Beavercreek and Wayne (both 6-2). Those two played Friday.

“You’ve got to do everything you can to prepare for Friday, then try to make adjustments for the next night,” Cupps said. “There’s only so many adjustments you can make. At some point you rely on the kids to play and to play well. We’ll take a look at the film (after Friday’s game) and evaluate.

“You don’t have much time to make adjustments. You can talk about it, but you don’t have time for (repetition). They’re both huge games so they both matter a lot.”


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