Finally, the 2021-22 high-school basketball regular season for Liberty District public-school varsity teams is nearly over. Maybe.
Barring an unforeseen weather issue, certainly one more COVID postponement is possible, a referee shortage. or some kind of electrical or mechanical malfunction in a gymnasium, the regular season for those teams ends tonight. So fingers crossed.
The current campaign has been likely the busiest ever on the back end of the schedule. That’s because teams played so many games in a short amount of time to make up for earlier weather and COVID-related “pause” postponements of contests.
Arlington County Schools paused its winter sports season for two weeks because of COVID issues. The Wakefield Warriors, Washington-Liberty Generals and Yorktown Patriots, all Arlington schools, play in the Liberty District with Fairfax County schools.
The pause caused many games to be postponed, and to be played the final two weeks of the regular season, again ending tonight.
The W-L boys team played five games in seven days and have one game remaining tonight. From Feb. 2 until tonight, the Yorktown girls will have played six games.
Maybe it all ends tonight, finally. We’ll see what happens.
– Dave Facinoli