The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has declared co-state champions for men’s and women’s basketball after the title games were canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The NCHSAA announced the decision Wednesday after a meeting by its board of directors.
Last week the NCHSAA canceled remaining winter championships and spring sports for the 2019-20 season. That followed the announcement from Gov. Roy Cooper that public schools in the state would remain closed for in-person instruction for the rest of the school year.
The basketball championship games were originally scheduled for March 14.
The ruling means that Newton-Conover’s women will be co-champions in 2A with Farmville Central. Freedom’s men will be co-champions in 3A with Westover.