WIAA cancels remaining basketball playoff games
By City Times staff
STEVENS POINT – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) has cancelled the remaining State Girls Basketball Tournament and the boys basketball sectional finals and state games in response to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.
“The WIAA regrets the lost opportunity for teams and players that have worked to achieve their goals and the communities that have supported them throughout the year,” representatives said in a release.
“I want the student-athletes and their coaches to know that your school leaders, the WIAA Executive Staff, our committees and the Board of Control have done everything imaginable to try to provide and preserve these opportunities for you,” Executive Director Dave Anderson said. “However, we want and need to be responsible in helping the global and state efforts to stem the tide and spread of this virus.”
On March 12, the WIAA was informed the Kohl Center would not be available for the State Boys Basketball Tournament March 19-21.
Tickets for the WIAA Girls and Boys State Basketball tournaments will be refunded.