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Basketball: DIAA announces new locations for state tournament games

Amanda Parrish * Delaware
aparrish@doverpost.com
Dover Post

The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association has decided on the new locations for the 2020 the boys and girls basketball semifinal games.

The girls games originally scheduled for Wednesday have been moved to Thursday. The boys basketball games will remain on Thursday, according to an announcement from the DIAA.

Championship games for girls, boys and unified are tentatively scheduled for Saturday with site and times to be determined.

The semifinals and championships are traditionally held at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center. Due to concerns about the potential spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19, UD officials decided to disallow spectator attendance at the tournament, leading to the DIAA to move the games to new locations, according to an announcement Tuesday.

Thursday’s semifinal schedule

Girls Basketball

6:30 p.m. - No. 5 St. Elizabeth at No. 1 Conrad

7 p.m. - No. 3 Sanford at No. 2 Cape Henlopen

Boys Basketball

6:30 p.m. - No. 18 St. Andrew’s at No. 3 Dover

7 p.m. - No. 5 Appoquinimink vs. No. 1 Sanford at St. Mark’s High School

Tickets

Tickets are $6 and will be available at the site of the event one hour prior to start time. Please contact the school or check the school athletic website for pre-sale tickets information for Dover High School, St. Andrew’s School, Appoquinimink High School and Sanford School. There will be no presale tickets for girls basketball games at Cape Henlopen High School or Conrad School. 

Ticket Refund

Fans who purchased tickets for games at the Bob Carpenter Center will be refunded. Those who paid with a credit card will be automatically refunded within three to five business days. Anyone who has paid with cash or check will be contacted by the UD ticket office. Please contact the UD Ticket Office at 302-831-2257 or athletics-tix@udel.edu with any questions in regards to the refund of tickets.

Livestream  

Games at Dover High School, St. Mark’s High School and Conrad School will be live streamed at NFHSNetwork.com. DIAA is working to confirm livestream at Cape Henlopen High School.

DIAA is working closely with the Department of Education and will follow the guidelines of Delaware Public Health. We are committed to the health and safety of all involved with our tournament and will continue to monitor the situation and provide any updates.

For more information regarding the championships, visit doe.k12.de.us or follow DIAA on Twitter @DIAA_Delaware; Instagram (diaa_de) and Facebook DelawareInterscholasticAthleticAssociation) for the latest updates. For more information, email diaa@doe.k12.de.us.