Marist postpones games after fatal fire

Marist postpones games after fatal fire

Published Jan. 21, 2012 12:00 a.m. ET

Marist College has postponed two basketball games after a fire near campus killed three people, including two students.

The men’s game against Fairfield on Sunday and the women’s game against Saint Peter’s on Monday night were postponed “out of respect for the students affected by this tragedy,” Deborah DiCaprio, Marist’s vice president and dean for student affairs, said in a statement Saturday.

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Commissioner Rich Ensor says the games will be rescheduled for future dates “in consultation with all of the involved schools.”

In a statement on its site, Marist confirmed that the fire early Saturday morning at an off-campus house killed two students attending the college.