Only three players on court at buzzer after basketball brawl
LEWES, Del. (AP) — A high school basketball game in Delaware devolved into a three-on-three contest after a bench-clearing brawl, and only three of those players were left on the court at the buzzer.
Thursday’s game ended with only one player on the court for Cape Henlopen High School and two for Sussex Tech. Sussex Tech won the game 63-62.
Media outlets report that Cape Henlopen, the home team, was leading 39-27 with about four minutes left in the third quarter when a fight broke out. Players from both benches rushed onto the court, resulting in most of them being ejected.
The teams played the final 12 minutes with only three players each, but two Cape players and one Sussex Tech player fouled out.
Sussex Tech won on a three-point play with seven seconds left in the game.
Sussex Tech released a statement saying it is working with Cape Henlopen to review the incident, and that school administrators are investigating and will take appropriate action.