Brawl Breaks Out At Region XIV Basketball Tournament - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

3/9/07

Brawl Breaks Out At Region XIV Basketball Tournament

Jacksonville police were called to Lon Morris College tonight amid reports a fight broke out in the stands between members of the San Jacinto and Lon Morris men's basketball teams.  

Lon Morris basketball coach Dale Dotson confirmed to KTBB's David Smoak, the incident happened during warmups of the women's game between San Jacinto and Panola.

"I was in the hospitality suite," Dotson said, "so I didn't see anything, and by the time I got into the gymnasium, everything had calmed down."

Seargent David Hughes of the Jacksonville police department said the players has already dispersed by the time they arrived.  No arrests were made and no serious injuries were reported.  He couldn't confirm reports that pepper spray was used during the incident.

The two teams are scheduled to play each other Saturday at 3:00 in the first round of the tournament.

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