Jourdanton basketball programs put on hold



Colton Schuchart puts up a three-pointer during the Indians’s win over Santa Gertrudis Academy in the Area Round of playoffs last season. PLEASANTON EXPRESS FILE PHOTO

Colton Schuchart puts up a three-pointer during the Indians’s win over Santa Gertrudis Academy in the Area Round of playoffs last season. PLEASANTON EXPRESS FILE PHOTO

Neither the Jourdanton Indian or Squaw basketball teams will play a game for the next two weeks.

On Monday, Nov. 30, the two programs were put on hold due to COVID related issues. The duration of the hold is 14 days for the Indians and a week for the Squaws.

The halt in play means each team will have to cancel upcoming games. The Indians are forced to cancel their first five games of the season. The Squaws had to cancel their next four games and are looking for a replacement game for their scheduled meeting with Floresville on Dec. 11.

The Indians have yet to play a game this season due to their playoff run in football. Tuesday’s previously scheduled contest with Hondo was set to be their season opener.

At the earliest, the Indians will be able to open their season on Dec. 15 against McMullen County. Jourdanton went 26-7 last season and made it to the regional quarterfinals.

The Squaws’ earliest potential return after the shutdown will be their District

Jourdanton sophomore Miranda Jones reaches for a loose ball in Jourdanton’s game with Hondo on Nov. 23. SAM FOWLER | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Jourdanton sophomore Miranda Jones reaches for a loose ball in Jourdanton’s game with Hondo on Nov. 23. SAM FOWLER | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

27-3A opener on Dec. 15 against Natalia.

The Squaws are 2-2 to start the year.

The programs aren’t the first to hit the pause button in the young basketball season. A week before the Thanksgiving break, both Charlotte and Poteet each opted to switch to remote learning due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases in Atascosa County. They did not play any games during that time.

Charlotte has since resumed in-person learning while Poteet is still utilizing remote learning this week.

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