3 HS girls charged in Akron basketball brawl

HS basketball game ends in arrests

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Three high school students have been criminally charged for a fight after an Akron girl's basketball game.

At the end of The City Series Girls Basketball Championship game between the Kenmore Cardinals and the North High Vikings a large fight broke out on the court.

It began with two North High School players and a Kenmore player.

Eventually, other players and spectators joined in the fight. Akron police officers, working security, used pepper spray to disperse the crowd. After reviewing video and interviewing witnesses three students will be charged.

A 17-year-old North High School basketball player has been charged with felony assault for striking the Kenmore girls basketball coach and two counts of assault and riot. It has been determined that she initiated the fight. She's a charter school student and has since been removed from the North High team and ordered to stay off Akron Public schools property for the remainder of the year.

Her twin sister who also plays basketball for North High School. She is being charged with riot.

The third student charged is a 15-year-old Kenmore High student. She's will be charged with riot. It is likely that she will also face discipline from the Akron Public Schools.

Police say more arrests could come.

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