3A Sectional Final ends in double forfeit

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3A Sectional Final ends in double forfeit

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https://www.suntimeshighschoolsports.co ... -playoffs/

Tonight's 3A sectional final between Chicago North Lawndale (who was hosting the sectional) and Chicago Farragut ended in a double forfeit after a brawl broke out involving players and fans from both schools after a Farragut player was undercut by a North Lawndale player while trying to go up for a dunk. The IHSA ruled to have the game end in a double forfeit without talking to either coach or seeing video of the incident. The IHSA has also told coaches from both teams to neither speak to the media or tweet anything out about the incident.

As a result of the double forfeit, Chicago DePaul College Prep, who defeated Arlington Heights St. Viator 62-53 in the Grayslake Central Sectional final, advances to next Friday's state semifinals where they will face the winner of the Joliet Central Supersectional between Chicago Bogan and Normal U-High.

Here's the IHSA's statement on the incident: https://www.ihsa.org/NewsMedia/Announce ... Final.aspx

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Absolutely the right call.
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The decision is more than fair. The highlight show on NBCSports Chicago did not show the fight, but they did show the play in question and then about five or so seconds afterwards where the fight started brewing. I thought it was clearly unintentional that the North Lawndale player ended up under the Farragut player hanging on the rim. If a couple Farragut players simply keep their composure and check on their fallen teammate instead of going after the North Lawndale player, the whole thing probably doesn't happen.
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