Friday, February 26, 2010

Update: JSU women stuck in D.C.

The JSU women's basketball trip to Georgetown has been a travel nightmare.

The initial game was postponed due to the first wave of snowstorms to the D.C. area. Now, the Gamecocks are stuck in the district becuase another storm cancelled their flight out of town.

That's one distraction the Gamecocks don't need, having to play Tennessee Tech Saturday in their most important game of the year. A win gets them in the OVC Tournament while a loss ends their season.

As of 1 p.m. Friday, officials from the two schools and the conference office were still talking trying to determine a course of action. JSU coach Becky Geyer said from the airport she hoped the game could be played Sunday, but she was prepared to accept whatever was decided.

An OVC official said later in the day the league would wait until Saturday morning, to see how the Gamecocks fare getting out of the city, to make a decision.

As it is, the team will rise early Saturday morning, catch an early flight to Nashville, then bus to Cookeville for the 5:15 p.m. game.

Check the morning Star for a complete story.

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