This abbreviated article is originally from March 18 and is available online in its entirety.

A number of bizarre events this past week interrupted the 2020 State Basketball Championships in all classifications. The National Basketball League abruptly suspended its season with the playoffs barely into its schedule on March 11. Shortly afterwards, other sporting venues were reporting suspension and cancellations for various sports throughout the United States. The prep sports world was not exempt with the Colorado High School Activities Association announcing restrictions on fan attendance for the opening day of the 2020 3A state basketball championships in Denver. Initially, no fans were to be allowed into games for Thursday’s (March 12) opening round of the Great 8. That was later amended to allow four fans per name on gate lists for each team playing in the tournament. Fortunately for Delta High School, most of the family members and friends, who had traveled to see the Panthers play, were on the Panthers admit list when Delta faced Pagosa Springs in an 8:45 a.m. game on Thursday morning.

With Pagosa Springs posting a 14-7 score after one quarter, the Panthers knew they were in a battle. Both defenses caused numerous miscues in the game but it was Delta’s inability to score with consistency that ultimately proved to be the key to the game ... 

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