COVID-19 is forcing boys’ basketball tournaments to find creative ways to make it through the week – Orange County Register

Said one boys basketball tournament director to another…

“Can we borrow one of your teams? ”

COVID-19 is still around and creating scheduling issues in high school sports.

A look at what happened to some of the boys’ basketball tournaments in Orange County this week. Or as Century athletic director Matt Cavanaugh summed it up, “Get through it, fix it and move on. ”

Classic Coastal Vacation: What started as a 16-team bracket tournament at the Estancia has grown into a mishmash of games. Long Beach’s Cabrillo retired, Rowland replaced Cabrillo and then retired, and Pacifica also left just after her players arrived at the gym. Woodbridge is in the Tustin Holiday Classic this week, but played one game in the Estancia tournament to fill the schedule.

Elks Century Holiday Classic: Valencia have retired from the billiard style event at Century High. Plans for four games on Thursday, the last day of this tournament and others, have been reduced to three games with the league game set for 6 p.m.

Orange Holiday Classic: Crespi withdraws. This pool tournament, in its 56th year, was slated to have four games on Thursday, but that was reduced to two games, 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Boulder City of Nevada needs to leave early to avoid weather issues, so Thursday game times could be earlier. The rain was already a factor; The old Orange Gym is not water resistant, which is why the Orange Holiday Classic games were played at Canyon.

Tustin Holiday Classic: Trabuco Hills pulled out before the start of the tournament. Ocean View must have missed one of its games. The championship semi-finals went as planned on Wednesday.

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