CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WWBT) - The Virginia High School League (VHSL) Basketball Tournament announced that the games on Friday and Saturday have been canceled due to the threat of the coronavirus.
“After continuing to assess the impact of COVID-19 and the recent cancellations throughout the sports world, we felt it was in the public interest to cancel our championship finals for Friday and Saturday," VHSL Executive Director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun said. "“While we understand how disappointing this is for all fans of our teams, we feel this decision is in the best interest of public health, including that of, most importantly, our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, families, and fans.”
Teams in Class 3, 4, 5, and 6 will be declared co-champions.
The VHSL also announced it is canceling its March Group Membership meeting on Friday held in Richmond.
"It's sad. I didn't think this would be the last game. I was looking forward to more games,” fan Christopher Gow said.
Some games continued Thursday, while others were canceled. All games for Friday and Saturday are canceled too.
"I think it's best for safety issues so you don't spread any germs or disease that could be possibly going around,” fan Jermaine Harris added.
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