Public League Basketball Game Halted By Fight

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Public League boys’ basketball game was halted Tuesday night after a fight broke out.

Morgan Park took on Bogan in the game at Bogan High School, 3939 W. 79th St. Bogan was up 56-53, when Bogan sophomore Moshawn Thomas was fouled by Morgan Park player Jerome Brown as Thomas attempted a dunk, and a shoving match ensued, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The fight cleared the benches and fans poured onto the court. School security and police had to come and break up the fight, the Tribune reported.

After a 10-minute delay, a second fight broke out in the locker room, the Tribune reported.

Morgan Park coach Nick Irvin decided to load the team back onto their bus. Bogan coach Arthur Goodwin tried to start the game again, but by then, the Morgan Park team had left, the Tribune reported.

The game will resume at a later date from the point where it was stopped, Public League director of sports administration Calvin Davis told the Tribune.

  • brett

    if the home team fans rush the court, they should forefit the game… this is becoming a more frequent issue and someone needs to hold the school / security accountable for having hundreds of teenagers running on the court fighting…

    pretty simple… if your fans run on the court and brawl, you lose the game… if you can’t provide sufficient security, nor promote an atmosphere where the crowd isn’t interested in brawling with other teams/fans…than you should also be prohibited from hosting any post-season games and if it persists, you should eliminate the program entirely…

    let’s be honest, school shootings and stabbings are too common and if the school can’t maintain a minimal level of safety…than they lose the opportunity to host events

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