MD HS State Basketball Playoffs to be played in a “closed gym” format

MARYLAND – The MPSSAA announced Wednesday that both the boys and girls state semi-finals and finals will be played in a “closed gym” format. Student fans and local media will not be allowed in.

According to a press release the state will limit those allowed in the gym to players, parents or guardians of the players, essential tournament staffing, coaches, significant others of coaches, Superintendent or Superintendent designee for Athletics, School Principal, and Atheltic Director.

All online ticket sales already purchased for the Boys and Girls Basketball State Championships will be refunded. Meanwhile, school athletic directors will be contacted to provide a list of parents/legal guardians and instructions for those individuals to get tickets to these events.

As for how everyone can watch, the MPSSAA says they are working to set up an online streaming service for all games.

Although the coronavirus is not mentioned in the press release the University of Maryland and Towson University, where the games are scheduled to be played, have canceled classes for Thursday and Friday out of precaution for the spread of COVID-19.

Wicomico High School’s boy’s basketball team is scheduled to play Frederick Douglass at 7 pm on Thursday at the University of Maryland.

Meanwhile, Easton High School’s girl’s basketball team is scheduled to play Frederick HS at 7 pm on Thursday at Towson University.


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