VIDEO: Brawl breaks out at Oklahoma high school girls basketball game
PONCA CITY, Okla. (KOKH) —
A fight broke out among players, coaches and fans at an Oklahoma high school basketball game.
It's uncertain what caused the fight between Ponca City High School and East Central High School, but benches were cleared and fans came onto the court.
Ponca City won the Tuesday night contest, 62-60.
The OSSAA and Tulsa Public Schools are investigating the brawl, according to the Tulsa World.
Ponca City Public Schools released the following statement after the incident:
The Ponca City Public School district would like to officially make a statement regarding an unfortunate incident that occurred after the girls’ basketball game between Ponca City and Tulsa East Central in Robson Fieldhouse on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.
PCPS Athletic Director Jason Leavitt said, “We take pride in our students, staff, facilities and organization. The kind of behavior that took place at the game tonight will not be tolerated and will be addressed by both school districts through efforts with the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association. We will work together to demonstrate respect to each other, our competitors and fans. The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is always the top priority for our district. We value the support we receive from our community, and both school districts will do everything possible to take preventative measures to ensure this does not happen again.”
The PCPS district values all extra-curricular activities and considers them a privilege that all students should be able to experience. The district promotes good sportsmanship and expects it from students, coaches, staff, and patrons at all times. Our mission is to promote sportsmanship at all school events.
The district’s Wildcat Way expectations convey, in part, “Everyone can set a good example: administration, coaches, parents and athletes on the field of play, in the classroom, and in their personal life.