Brawl after high school basketball game leads to arrests

02/04/2014 11:59 PM

02/05/2014 12:00 AM

Authorities continue to investigate a brawl after a high school basketball game in Ware Shoals.

Police say the fight started after a Ware Shoals High player punched a Tamassee-Salem High player after the game Friday night. The player who threw the punch told officers he had been called a racial slur.

Authorities say the punch caused fans to spill out of the stands and start brawling. Once those fights were broken up, another brawl happened in the Ware Shoals High parking lot near the bus taking the other team home.

At least three people have been charged, and investigators say more arrests are possible.

The South Carolina High School League will review the fight and could punish the schools and players.

The Associated Press

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