Monday, November 30, 2015

St. Mary doesn't show up for basketball game

Crittenden County's girls' basketball team was warming up this evening and readying for its opening game of the season against Paducah St. Mary, but the Lady Vikings never showed up.

The game was scheduled for Monday night as a junior varsity and varsity doubleheader. It was to tip off at 6pm.

Both Crittenden County and St. Mary had the game listed on their respective schedules on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's official Web site.

When St. Mary didn't show up as game time approached, Crittenden County Athletic Director Angela Starnes contacted a St. Mary athletic official who was unable to explain exactly why the basketball team was a no show.

Somehow the scheduled game was overlooked, Starnes explained.

The Crittenden athletic director said she will be in contact with KHSAA officials tomorrow to determine what happens with regard to this game. Starnes said neither she nor 23-year Lady Rocket coach Shannon Hodge had ever encountered a situation like this.

Whether the game will be made up at a later date, become a forfeit or whether a fine might be assessed against St. Mary for missing Monday's scheduled game has yet to be determined, Starnes said.

The Lady Rockets will play at Dawson Springs Tuesday night and the Rockets are scheduled to host Webster County Tuesday at Marion.