HS Team Must Forfeit Two Games for Scheduling Error

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The Miller boys basketball team will have to forfeit the final two games of the regular season after CCISD self-reported the program scheduled 23 games and three tournaments - two games more than the UIL allows in basketball.

Brenda Marshall, the senior director of athletics for the district, confirmed the violation on Wednesday.

The 30-5A district executive committee (DEC) has yet to rule on the self-reported violation.

The Buccaneers (22-9, 4-1) are currently in second place in District 30-5A's North Zone.

Head coach Maurice Bastian did not coach the team in Tuesday's win over Tuloso-Midway.

"Unfortunately Miller has two extra games on their schedule, you are only allowed to play 21 and we took care of some things we needed to internally," Marshall said. "We self-reported to the DEC today. We have been working with the UIL to see what options we have."

The UIL allows 27 scheduled games if a team does not participate in a tournament, 23 games with two tournaments or 21 games with three tournaments.

Miller played in the Brownsville Tournament, the Corpus Christi Coaches Association Tournament and the La Feria Tournament.

The Bucs' 22nd and 23rd games are against Tuloso-Midway and a potential opponent in an InterZone playoff game, and both will have to be forfeited.

District 30-5A is divided into zones. The top team in each zone will meet for the district championship, with both teams qualifying for the UIL playoffs.

The second-place team in the South Zone will play the third-place team in the North Zone and vice versa for the final two playoff spots out of the district.

Miller currently has a two-game cushion on both G-P and T-M for second place in the North Zone.

The 30-5A DEC has not yet met to determine if there will be any changes to the InterZone format to determine playoff spots in the district.

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