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Basketball players scuffle after game in Bertie County

Posted December 10, 2009 3:42 p.m. EST
Updated December 10, 2009 6:19 p.m. EST

— Coaches had to break up a scuffle Wednesday after a junior varsity basketball game at the Ridgecroft School in Bertie County, the headmaster said.

Ridgecroft and Halifax Academy players were shaking hands after the game when some of the players started pushing and shoving. When fans descended from the stands to join the fray, coaches stepped in, headmaster Elton Winslow said.

The Hertford County Sheriff's Office was called but no one was arrested, a dispatcher there said.

The schools canceled the varsity game that was to follow. Both schools are conducting internal investigations to determine how the shoving began, Winslow said. No one was injured.