2 High School Basketball Teams Suspended 3 Games Each Because of Brawl
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Just days after hearing about 15 female players getting suspended for a brawl and on the night when a fan stabbed another at a Celtics game, two boy’s high school teams had their own brawl and as a result they will both be suspended for 3 games.
The fight supposedly started during the handshake line after North Lawndale beat Marshall High.
The following is a statement by the IHSA via WGNTV.com
“The events that occurred last night at the IHSA Boys Basketball Sectional at Westinghouse High School between the teams and fans from Marshall High School and North Lawndale High School are unacceptable in society, no less a high school sporting event. … The IHSA fully supports the Chicago Public Schools decision for North Lawndale to forfeit the IHSA Sectional final, advancing St. Joseph (Westchester) to the Super-Sectional round. This was not an easy decision to make, but we believe that it is the correct one. Chicago Public Schools and the IHSA are sending the message that incidents like this at high school contests will not be tolerated. We will continue to work with the Chicago Public Schools, Marshall High School and North Lawndale High School on how we can prevent future instances like this from occurring.”