CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- For the second time in a week, a Kanawha Valley basketball team has played too many regular-season games.
Capital's 55-48 boys win at Logan Thursday night marked the 23rd game for the Cougars - one over the SSAC-mandated limit for the regular season. Last week, Riverside's girls played a 23rd game before competing in their sectional opener.
Gary Ray, executive director of the West Virginia SSAC, said on Friday he's looking into both instances.
"We'll talk to Capital and see what took place,'' Ray said. "Without knowing all the details, I can't say [what will happen]. We haven't finished looking into all our Riverside information yet.
"There are various things that we can do. Nothing's etched into stone. We have to look at each case individually and determine how it happened, why it happened and who allowed it to happen. The sanctions will be based upon what I can find there.''
Ron Wilson, Capital's athletic director, was unaware of the situation until a reporter pointed it out Friday morning.
After he talked to Cougars coach Carl Clark later in the day, Wilson said he was preparing a statement for the SSAC explaining "our understanding and interpretation of the schedule.''
Unlike Riverside, which thought that the late-season Mountain State Athletic Conference place-winner game was counted as a postseason contest (in going over its 22-game limit), Wilson said Capital's problem stemmed from a Dec. 28-29 trip to Greenbrier East's Spartan Holiday Tournament.