Far East basketball, cheerleading canceled due to coronavirus fears

Yokota's Connor Rowan goes up for a basket Thursday while defended by Robert D. Edgren's Shamar Parnell, right, and Alec Struve. Edgren won 47-45 in the last game of the season for both teams as DODEA-Pacific and military officials decided to cancel the Far East boys tournament at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, due to concerns of the spread of the coronavirus. SHELBEY BINGHAM/SPECIAL TO STRIPES
Yokota's Connor Rowan goes up for a basket Thursday while defended by Robert D. Edgren's Shamar Parnell, right, and Alec Struve. Edgren won 47-45 in the last game of the season for both teams as DODEA-Pacific and military officials decided to cancel the Far East boys tournament at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, due to concerns of the spread of the coronavirus. SHELBEY BINGHAM/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Far East basketball, cheerleading canceled due to coronavirus fears

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea – Casey Cox said he couldn’t believe it when his coach told him that the Far East boys basketball tournaments were canceled.

“I thought he was joking. I was hoping he was joking,” the Kadena senior guard said Thursday, hours after DODEA-Pacific announced that the tournament was called off. “We’ve been working for this since my freshman year. I thought this year was our best chance.”

The boys Far East tournaments at Camp Humphreys for Divisions I and II teams were canceled at 3 p.m. Thursday. That was followed five hours later by an announcement from DODEA that all Far East winter sports tournaments were being canceled.

That includes the girls D-I and D-II tournaments, being held at Kadena, and the Far East cheerleading camp and competition at Matthew C. Perry.

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