AURORA | The Colorado High School Activities Association shifted the Great 8 round of the boys and girls state basketball playoffs from Saturday to Monday in anticipation of a massive snowstorm that didn’t arrive until later, which has formed more possible postponements.
A statement from CHSAA Sunday indicated that Great 8 contests scheduled may still take place Monday if travel was possible between schools playing, but that games could be shifted to Tuesday.
The Aurora teams that were scheduled to be in action — the Rangeview and Regis Jesuit boys and girls, Eaglecrest boys and Grandview girls — had their games moved to Tuesday across the board with the exception of the Rangeview girls game at Valor Christian, which was still awaiting official change.
Both Aurora school districts (Aurora Public Schools and Cherry Creek Schools) plus Regis Jesuit are on spring break this week.
The change will have a ripple effect on the week as well, as semifinal games previously scheduled for Wednesday will now to be Thursday and the five championship games slated to be played Friday at the World Arena in Colorado Springs (1A Boys & Girls, 4A Boys & Girls and 5A Girls) were shifted to Sunday.
The 2A Boys & Girls, 3A Boys & Girls and 5A Boys are still scheduled to contest championship games on Saturday at the World Arena.
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