4 players suspended for role in basketball game brawl

4 players suspended for role in basketball game brawl

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Three varsity girls basketball players from North High School, and one from Kenmore High School have been suspended by their schools for their roles in a brawl following the City Series Championship game last week.

The players will not be eligible to play when sectional tournaments begin on Saturday.

Three students have been criminally charged.

A 17-year-old North High School basketball player was charged with felony assault for striking the Kenmore girls basketball coach and two counts of assault and riot. Police say she started the fight. The athlete is a charter school student, 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. The fourth student will also face disciplinary action from Akron Public Schools as well.

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