Here is something that hasn’t been said all week in Western North Carolina.
A high school basketball game will actually be played in spite of road and weather conditions.
The Asheville Christian Academy boys are the No. 7 seed in the NCISAA 2-A tournament and home for Thursday’s 4:30 p.m. matchup with 10th-seeded Winston-Salem Calvary Baptist (8-18).
Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students.
The Lions were the Carolinas Athletic Association runner-up and are only six years removed from their first and only state championship in the sport.
ACA is having classes Thursday, but postponed another potential NCISAA 2-A tournament home game between its sixth-seeded girls (15-10) and No. 11 Harrells Christian (16-4).
Harrells is in the Wilmington area.
The NCISAA holds its first-round games at higher seeds before the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship round are played in one city. This is Asheville’s year to host and the NCISAA announced earlier this week that it was delaying the final three rounds until Feb. 26-28.