By Jeremy Balan
Update (2:15 p.m.): According to school officials, St. Ignatius will be extending its campus closure to Thursday and Friday. We’re still not entirely sure how this impacts its athletic events this week, but we continue to post updates as we receive them.
The second matchup between the Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Ignatius boys basketball teams scheduled for today has been postponed amid the ongoing stomach flu outbreak among the St. Ignatius students and faculty.
The game has been rescheduled for Monday at Sacred Heart, it’s original location.
The SI girls game on the road against St. Francis on Thursday has also been postponed, but the boys games on the road against St. Francis on Friday and at home against Valley Christian on Saturday are still on at this moment.
The decision comes after multiple SI girls players became ill during their game against Sacred Heart on Tuesday night, after nearly 200 students were absent or sent home with the sickness during the school day.
“After what happened at the game last night, we felt it was in the best interest of the student athletes at both schools to cancel the game,” said St. Ignatius athletic director John Mulkerrins.
The Sacred Heart athletic department agreed to postpone the game, also citing the overall well being of the student athletes.
“We’re just concerned about the health of our own students and we want to make sure SI has a chance to deal with the issue over there,” said Sacred Heart athletic director Jo Ann Momono.