AURORA | The non-league girls basketball matchup between Vista PEAK and Regis Jesuit scheduled for Thursday evening has been canceled.
The Bison lost at Westminster in EMAC play Wednesday and during that trip, an unspecified number of Vista PEAK team members may have been exposed with a player from the Wolves who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.
Vista PEAK athletic director John Sullivan told the Sentinel that puts the affected number of players — which is still being determined — into a 14-day quarantine period. Sullivan is unsure if the Bison will be able to make up the games at any point during the rest of the shortened regular season due to a shortage of officials.
Vista PEAK is currently 3-1 and must play at least three more games in the regular season to be eligible to qualify for postseason play per Colorado High School Activities Association mandates.
Regis Jesuit coach Carl Mattei hoped to find a last-minute replacement for Vista PEAK for the scheduled game, but may have to try to make it up later in the season. The Raiders — coming off a 58-53 win over rival Highlands Ranch — are 6-0 and need only one more game to become postseason eligible.
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