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    Storm bounces Tuesday’s high school basketball games ahead

    Tuesday’s winter storm, with the forecast of snow, sleet, and freezing rain, forced widespread postponements of high school basketball games and other events from Amesbury to Wareham in Eastern Massachusetts.

    A number of schools issued early dismissals and canceled afternoon/evening activities.

    With school vacation looming next week, and MIAA  tournament seedings on the horizon (basketball on Feb. 22, hockey on Feb. 23), athletic directors face a tight window to reschedule games before the postseason begins.


    In boys’ basketball, the matchup between No. 13 Hingham and Division 3 contender Bishop Stang in Taunton was moved to Wednesday at 5:30 p.m..

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    A highly anticipated girls’ matchup between No. 6 Wellesley and host No. 7 Natick was moved from Tuesday evening to Friday at 5:15 p.m.

    Duxbury moved its boys’ basketball game at Plymouth North to Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.The girls’ basketball team was supposed to play at home Tuesday night, but with a cheerleading meet set for Wednesday at Duxbury, AD Thom Holdgate moved the girls’ basketball game to Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

    “It’s been kind of an easy winter,” Holdgate said. “We should just be happy because we’ve had far worse in the past.”

    Matt MacCormack can be reached at matthew.maccormack@globe.com.