MT. VERNON — Another Friday brought another weather frustration for the Rams basketball team.
“It's not anybody's fault,” Mt. Vernon coach Scott Gamber said. “You get so geared up and get ready to play a game and then the second week in a row you have to push that back.”
Mt. Vernon was scheduled to travel west to Cahokia for a South Seven Conference clash, but poor weather in the area led to a cancellation. The Rams and Comanches will now face on Tuesday. The cancellation marks the second consecutive Friday night wiped out because of bad weather. A week ago the Rams game with Althoff was canceled.
“It's not ideal probably for either school,” Gamber said. “It's definitely not an ideal situation for us with playing already on Friday and Saturday. But there's already one game (that we're) going to have to make up later in the year. And winter's just starting, you kind of feel like you have to make it up whenever you can.”
The backup creates a logjam of games next week for the Rams. Mt. Vernon will play three times, starting with the Cahokia game. The Rams are also in action at home Friday against Marion and on the road the following evening against Waterloo.
“It's just going to make it a very rough week,” Gamber said. “We're going to have to get a lot done in a very short amount of time and on top of all that it's finals weeks, and (the players) academics is important and they've got to stay on top of those.
“I guess you can't do anything about the weather, it's just what it is.”
Mt. Vernon will spend the extra days preparing for Cahokia but also mixing in Marion and Waterloo philosophies.