Due to the threat of icy conditions that failed to materialize in the Chattanooga area, but resulted in school closings in Hamilton and Bradley counties, Friday’s District 5-AAA basketball showdown between Ooltewah and Bradley Central has been postponed.
The game has been rescheduled for Feb. 2 in Cleveland.
The Owls (14-5) overall lead the district standings with an 8-1 record, having lost only to Rhea County, 61-56, on Jan. 18.
The Bears (14-5), who are on a seven-game winning streak, are 6-2 and tied with rival Cleveland for second place behind Ooltewah.
After losing to Cleveland (63-61) on Nov. 30 to open district play, the Bears have reeled off six consecutive home-court wins against league opponents by an average winning margin of 27.5 points.
In their first meeting, the Owls knocked off the Bears, 57-51, on Dec. 11 at Ooltewah.
The Feb. 8 game will close the regular season for both teams prior to the district tournament starting.
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