San Francisco Riordan pulls out of state basketball playoffs
San Francisco Archbishop Riordan, a private school scheduled to play Concord De La Salle in the Northern California Division I regional boys’ basketball semifinals on Monday night, has withdrawn from the tournament for safety reasons because of coronavirus concerns, the CIF confirmed Monday.
Riordan held no classes on Monday after a parent of a student tested positive for coronavirus.
The San Francisco Unified School District has canceled all “non-essential events” at all schools until March 22. San Francisco Lincoln has also withdrawn from the Division IV boys’ playoffs.
Today at 5:00 p.m., the CIF was notified that the San Francisco Unified School District decided that Lincoln High School will not be continuing in the 2020 CIF State Basketball Championship tournament. The NorCal Boys Division IV Bracket has been updated.— CIF State (@CIFState) March 10, 2020
De La Salle will advance to play Campolindo for the regional title Tuesday. Riordan was seeded No. 1 in the tournament.
The state championships will be held March 13-14 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento as scheduled, according to a spokeswoman for the CIF.
Still to be decided is whether Sacramento Sheldon, seeded No. 1 in the Open Division for the Northern California regional, will be allowed to play Tuesday.
Awful news. Riordan basketball coach Joey Curtin just texted: "Our season is over due to the coronavirus case at our school. All school activities have been suspended and campus shut down. ... I just feel so for our seniors."— Mitch Stephens (@MitchMashMax) March 9, 2020
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