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UPDATE: School Officials Address Suspended Basketball Game

February 7, 2012

The boys basketball game Tuesday night between Charlottesville High School and Monticello High School was suspended during the third quarter after a fight broke out.

Police say a handful of parents and fans left the stands and came onto the court at Monticello High School.

According to school representatives, the game was stopped as a precaution. It was later called off since it had no impact in the final standing for either team in tournament play.

As for the players, the MHS athletic director is reviewing video to see which Monticello High School students left the bench. There is a rule in Virginia athletics that any player who leaves the bench will be suspended in the next game. Those players have not yet been identified.

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) told CBS19 there is no basis for them to be involved in disciplining the players. A VHSL official said no players were ejected from the game, so it will be up to the individual schools to determine if any disciplinary actions are necessary.

No injuries have been reported and school officials say it was not a "physical fight".

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