Riordan and Lincoln drop out of state basketball tournament due to coronavirus concerns

Riordan drops out of state playoffs amid coronavirus concerns
By 95.7 THE GAME
On a Monday, as the Grand Princess docked at the Port of Oakand, with 21 crew and passengers testing positive for coronavirus aboard, San Francisco high schools Riordan and Lincoln dropped out of the Northern California state basketball tournament amid COVID-19 concerns.

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

The school cancelled classes on Monday after the parent of a student tested positive for cornonavirus, the San Francisco Examiner reported. The San Francisco Unified School District has scraped all "non essential events" until March 22. Riordan, the No. 1 seed in the Division 1 tournament, had been slated to face Concord's De La Salle in the semifinals on Monday night.

On Monday evening the SFUSD removed a second team from the tournament.

More bad news for SF prep basketball fans. Lincoln boys coach Carl Jacobs just said a SFUSD member informed Lincoln principal Shari Balisi Manalang that the Mustang's NorCal D4 title game with Brookside Christian has been forfeited. ...

— Mitch Stephens (@MitchMashMax) March 10, 2020

More bad news for SF prep basketball fans. Lincoln boys coach Carl Jacobs just said a SFUSD member informed Lincoln principal Shari Balisi Manalang that the Mustang's NorCal D4 title game with Brookside Christian has been forfeited. ...

— Mitch Stephens (@MitchMashMax) March 10, 2020

Jacobs/Lincoln officials hoped that a SFUSD talk with CIF director Ron Nocetti Mon. morning would help find another solution, but apparently not. Jacobs now group texting entire team to give the bad news, though he's hoping Lincoln supporters make an impassioned plea to SFUSD..

— Mitch Stephens (@MitchMashMax) March 10, 2020

Lincoln, the No. 2 seed in the Division IV tournament, had been set to face No. 8 Brookside Christian at 7pm on Tuesday night.

HAPPENING NOW: Grand Princess cruise ship docks at port of Oakland amid coronavirus outbreak.Passengers will be sent to federal military installations for medical screening, COVID-19 testing, and a 14-day quarantinehttps://t.co/0o4Aq50rqB pic.twitter.com/9RDFn0GPDA

— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 9, 2020

The state championship is still scheduled for March 13-14 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, a CIF spokesman told the Los Angeles Times.