The Greenbrier East Spartans boys’ basketball schedule has been finalized for the 2021 campaign.
The season will be as different this year as it’s ever been with the first game slated for March 8 which is typically the time postseason play in any other year.
Because of that scenario, fans will notice right off the bat that there will not be many days off for the team. When the Spartans tip-off the year against Greater Beckley Christian on the eighth, it will be the first of four games in six days.
Also, a noticeable element of the schedule is that the Spartans play every team twice with the exception of Saint Albans.
It sets up a little bit like the Big 12 Conference at the college level where playing every team a couple times can truly show where you are as a team.
However, this schedule is not at all going to be a cakewalk for coach Bimbo Coles’ squad.
Playing teams like Bluefield, Huntington, Woodrow Wilson and Capital just one time is a tough draw for most teams in the state. Playing them twice is an extremely difficult challenge.
But in the era of COVID-19, players, coaches and fans are just happy to be able to finally get on the court.
The full schedule is as follows:
• 03/08/21 7:30 p.m., Greater Beckley Christian (home)
• 03/11/21, 7:30 p.m., Bluefield (away)
• 03/12/21, 7:30 p.m., Oak Hill (home)
• 03/13/21, 3:45 p.m., Huntington (home)
• 03/18/21, 7:30 p.m., Pikeview (away)
• 03/19/21, 7:00 p.m., Capital High School (away)
• 03/20/21, 4:15 p.m., St. Albans High School (away)
• 03/23/21, 7:30 p.m., Greater Beckley Christian (away)
• 03/25/21, 7:30 p.m., Woodrow Wilson (Away)
• 03/27/21, 3:45 p.m., Pikeview (home)
• 03/30/21, 7:30 p.m., Bluefield (home)
• 04/01/21, 8:00 p.m., CTC Tournament vs. Wyoming East (away)
• 04/03/21, 4:30 p.m., CTC Tournament vs. Independence (away)
• 04/06/21, 7:30 p.m., Woodrow Wilson (home)
• 04/07/21, 7:00 p.m., Capital High School (home)
• 04/13/21, 6:45 p.m., Huntington (away)
• 04/15/21, 7:30 p.m., Oak Hill (away)