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St. V-M, CCC combine to suspend 27 players following fight that ended boys basketball game

By Michael Beaven Published: December 8, 2016

The fight on the court this past Saturday night between the St. Vincent-St. Mary and Cleveland Central Catholic boys basketball teams has been reviewed, and each school is handing down punishment.

The physical season opening game at CCC was called to a sudden halt with the Irish leading the Ironmen 70-53 with 3:52 remaining in the fourth quarter when a scuffle between multiple players, and then a subsequent fight involving players and spectators who rushed the floor occurred. A sold out crowd of over 1,000 was at the game.

CCC (0-1) has decided suspend all 15 of its varsity players for the next two games, and St. V-M (1-0) has decided to suspend eight varsity players and four junior varsity players two games apiece as well.

Stay tuned to the Akron Beacon Journal and ohio.com for more on this developing story.

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