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Seabury will wait to cancel games

January 16, 2003

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Officials at illness-stricken Seabury Academy will decide later today whether to play scheduled boys and girls basketball games Friday at Kansas City (Mo.) Barstow.

The school was forced to postpone Tuesday night's scheduled games against Englewood Christian in Independence, Mo., because of a flu-like virus that has swept through the Class 1A school located between Lawrence and Eudora.

"We had four of the nine varsity boys players out," Seabury athletic director Brian Clyne said. "And we were left with six girls who could play, and one was the team manager who has had only three practices since joining the team after we lost a girl to a knee injury."

School was canceled Wednesday and again today, but basketball practice was scheduled to resume this afternoon.

"I gave (Barstow) a heads-up," Clyne said. "We'll practice and get a count. We'll play with walking wounded if we have to because Friday is their homecoming and I'd hate to ruin that."

Clyne said he'll report to Barstow officials immediately after today's practice sessions.

Meanwhile, it's likely the games against Englewood Christian will not be made up.

"I talked to their AD and we had a tough time coming up with a date," Clyne said. "We'll work on it next week, but at this time of the year it's tough to reschedule."

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