Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Choosing the Right Word

Why we need editors: This isn't a melee or a parents' fight, at least as described in this incomplete story. A disruption, certainly. Argument? Something. But I can't see a fight described here.

And it's a little odd that the game was disrupted by the home team but it is still declared the winner.

Parents' melee cancels Hills West-Bellport game

Quick Summary
Fight involving parents at Hills West-Bellport boys basketball game leads to game's cancellation.

A melee involving the parents of a Half Hollow Hills West player forced the cancellation of last night's Bellport at Hills West boys basketball game late in the third quarter, according to Colts athletic director Joe Pennacchio.

"A Bellport kid belted [Hills West player] Aaron McCree in the mouth and his [McCree's] parents ran onto the court," said Pennacchio, who attended the League IV contest.

According to the Hills West AD, the referees announced, "Game over at this point," which would mean a 52-33 victory for the unbeaten Colts. Pennacchio said Section XI executive director Ed Cinelli told him the game was official and the stats would count.

Neither Cinelli nor the two coaches returned calls last night.

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