SouthArk women’s basketball postpones pair of games

Last Saturday, the South Arkansas Community College women’s basketball team was scheduled to begin the Region 2 portion of its schedule by hosting Arkansas Mid-South.

But since SouthArk had low numbers, the game was not played.

The same scenario has played out for this week’s games, with Thursday’s home game against Arkansas-Cossatot and the Jan. 21 away game in North Arkansas also being postponed.

“Unfortunately, our program was marred by a number of injuries and illnesses early this spring semester,” SouthArk coach Nate Evans said Wednesday in a statement released by the school.

“While no team ever wants to reschedule games, we believe it is the right call to protect the physical and mental well-being of our players.

“The NJCAA worked with us to evaluate our best options going forward to salvage the season. I’m proud of these student-athletes and I’m proud to coach them. Overcoming the adversity they’ve been through over the past month and seeing them stay positive and grow closer together was motivation in itself.

“During this time, our program also received five acceptances from the Class of 2023 Recruitment, which gives us confidence about the upcoming future of this program.”

The Stars have a 1-8 record in Evans’ first season at the helm of the program.

SouthArk’s next scheduled game is scheduled for Jan. 24 at Shorter College, with the next Region 2 game two days later against SAU-Tech.