Tuesday, July 27, 2010

SPORTS>>Storms delay Cabot’s trip through state

Leader sports editor

The American Legion Senior State Tournament semifinal games were rained out at Burns Park on Monday and were rescheduled for Tuesday evening.

Cabot Centennial Bank, which suffered its first loss of the postseason to Texarkana on Sunday, was to face Benton in a rescheduled game at 5 p.m. at DeSalvo Stadium on Tuesday followed by Texarkana against Fayetteville at 8 p.m.

The winners will meet in the championship round at 5 p.m. today with a second game, if necessary in the double-elimination format, scheduled for 8 p.m.

If Tuesday’s schedule was rained out, all remaining games were to be played beginning at 1 p.m. today, tournament director Jerrell Howard said.

Cabot, under coach Jay Darr, took the Zone 3 district tournament without a loss to reach the state tournament. Cabot beat Benton in the state tournament opener and beat Fayetteville before falling to Texarkana, its first loss in seven postseason games.

Benton advanced to the semifinals through the losers bracket. A team is eliminated after two losses.