Huge Fight Breaks Out Between Players And Parents At High School Basketball Game

A high school basketball game ended in a crazy brawl between Clairton High School and Monessen High School.

Two players kicked off the brawl  in Pittsburgh during the 4th quarter of the game and fans got involved  throwing punches at one another right in front of the Monessen bench.

Shortly after the fight started, fans and parents started to spill onto the court creating an all-out brawl that was captured on video.

Police responded to the game to break up the fight and the game had to be stopped, giving Monessen a 54-45 win.

“People were getting sucker-punched. I saw guys just getting picked off,” Fusco said. “The game was chippy from the start, but I didn’t think this was going to happen. People have said they should ban both teams from the playoffs. I don’t think that’s going to solve anything. I think the fans are way more guilty than the players. You can’t hold players responsible for what fans do.”

Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) executive director Tim O’Malley told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette a hearing will be held with coaches and administrators from both schools Monday to determined what the penalties will be.

“We’ve reached out to both schools and the officials for their response to what occurred,” O’Malley said. “Our board (of directors) is going to have to sit and look at what we’re going to do. What occurred is totally unacceptable. It has no place in high school athletics.”