Due to fears of the coronavirus spreading, six first-round Section 9 state championship basketball games will play their games in empty gyms.

Playing in a state tournament is a great accomplishment and should be a memorable experience. However, this year, due to fears of the coronavirus spreading, six first-round Section 9 games will be played without fans in the stands.

Only players, referees, scorers, timers, school administrators, and committee officials be permitted to attend.

Here's is tonight's schedule (3/11) and the links to watch the game online.

• Class AA boys basketball: Horace Greenley at Newburgh Free Academy - https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/nysphsaa/gam13269c01b4

• Class AA girls basketball: Ursuline at Monroe-Woodbury - CANCELED 

• Class B girls basketball: Marlboro at Putnam Valley

• Class B boys basketball: Hastings at Marlboro

• Class C boys basketball: Pine Plains at Alexander Hamilton - https://events.locallive.tv/events/37623

• Class C girls basketball: Millbrook at Haldane - https://events.locallive.tv/events/37624

Additionally, The Ivy League has canceled all spring athletics practice and competition through the remainder of the academic year due to COVID-19. The Ivy League said in a statement:

In accordance with the guidance of public health and medical professionals, several Ivy League institutions have announced that students will not return to campus after spring break, and classes will be held virtually during the semester. Given this situation, it is not feasible for practice and competition to continue. Individual institutions will decide whether or not winter teams and student-athletes who have qualified for postseason play will participate.

 

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