Taconic boys basketball team to play state semifinal on Wednesday after MIAA postpones all Tuesday games

The MIAA has postponed all state basketball semifinal games scheduled for today.

All games have been moved to Wednesday. That means that the Western Massachusetts champion Taconic boys basketball team will now play Central Mass. champion Shepherd Hill at Worcester State University on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

The game is part of a Central-West Division II semifinal doubleheader. In the opener, the Northampton girls will play Hopkinton at 5:30.

Tickets to the games are $12 for adults and $10 for students, with tickets good for both games.

Taconic coach Bill Heaphy had a feeling the inclement weather would postpone the state semifinal game until Wednesday. The longtime coach said he wanted to push his players a little harder on practice Monday knowing they'd have an extra day to recover. He said he's hoping that having an extra day to practice will be a benefit in the long run.

"Sure, I hope so," Heaphy said of the extra day being a positive. "That's how we're going to talk about it, in that way. Again if it becomes anything other than that it's a distraction. So we don't want to make it a distraction. It's a good thing, it's a positive thing, now lets take advantage of it."

The snow has also delayed two games scheduled to take place at American International College. Hampshire will play Sutton in a girls Division III semifinal at 5:30 at AIC, while Easthampton boys will play Sutton at 7:30.

In the North-South state semifinals, the boys' Division II and D-III games have been moved from the TD Garden to Burlington High School. Watertown will play Burke at 5:30, while North Andover will play Tech Boston at 7:30. The girls' D-II and D-III games are now at Woburn High School, with Bishop Fenwick playing Archbishop Williams at 5:30, with Pentucket vs. Foxboro to follow at 7:30.


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