Losing Team’s Volleyball Players Assault Opponents After Game

GARY, Ind. (STMW) — Two volleyball players from a northwest Indiana high school are facing criminal charges after a post-game attack on an opposing team, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

Erica Brown, 17, and Daphine Jones, 15, were charged with threats, intimidation and battery, Gary Police Cmdr. Pete Sormaz said. A third player is being sought and expected to be charged with the same crimes, Sormaz said.

The incident occurred Tuesday after Edison High School from Lake Station, Ind., defeated Roosevelt High School from Gary in a close contest at Roosevelt. Witnesses inside the gym said Roosevelt players taunted Edison players and were particularly hateful to one girl.

As the Edison team lined up to board its bus to go home, witnesses noticed the lights in the foyer were off, and the area outside the exit also was dark, witnesses said.

Brown, Jones and the third player — all still wearing their jerseys — were joined by friends who surrounded the Edison players and attacked them, police said.

Two girls were injured in the assault. One was taken to the hospital to be examined because she had been hit in the head, police said.

Witnesses identified the three players by the numbers on their jerseys. Gary Community Schools Supt. Myrtle Campbell said three girls have been suspended and could face additional punishment, including expulsion.

She said the incident is still under investigation.

The Lake Station Community Schools superintendent said his students will no longer play at Roosevelt, though Roosevelt teams will be welcome at Edison.

 (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Spike

    Girls, I swear…

  • HaHaHaHa

    Nappy Headed Ho’s…………

  • Just Axin

    When I first saw the headline, I thought, “would have to be a black person” then saw volleyball and had a doubt for a second. Looking at the names, it’s now been confirmed.

    • Roberta Waker

      Judging from your comments, you certainly seem to have a problem with black people. They aren’t the only ones guilty of crimes and poor sportsmanship, you know. There are Hispanic areas like Humboldt Park that have a lot of crime too. You can’t judge people by their names although I must admit that black people make it easy to tell what race they are by the “unusual” names they give their children.

  • Roberta Waker

    The team from Roosevelt High School that attacked their opponents should be disbanded for a minimum of five years. They should not be allowed to play again until they learn some manners and good sportsmanship. Of course their parents and school officials/coaches that were with them are responsible for any injuries. A lesson needs to be taught here and this a good opporrtunity to teach good sportmanship. So do it.

  • PJ

    Typical blacks. Must be taking lessons from the williams’ sisters

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