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A fight between the North Haven and Wilbur Cross boys basketball teams brought an end to Tuesday night’s game with 3 minutes, 23 seconds left in the third quarter.
The game was suspended until a later unconfirmed date.
The game was held at the Wilbur Cross gym.
Buddy Chernovetz, the supervisor of the IAABO Board 10 officials, would not name the officials at the game, but did say the report filed by them and one of the Board 10 supervisors, Tommy Raucci, who was in attendance, felt it was best to call the game and discuss the situation further today.
“The officials made a decision based on what happened during that period,” Chernovetz said. “They spoke with security to try and get the place cleared to finish the game. In the end, they felt the best situation was to suspend the game at the point of interruption and allow the conference to make a decision what to do.”
Southern Connecticut Conference commissioner Al Carbone said he and both sides would need to review the report before any action is taken and before a decision is made on when to resume the game.
“We will most likely resume the game at a later date without fans,” Carbone said. “Was it the right decision to stop the game? Yes.”
These two SCC Oronoque Division rivals will meet again on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at North Haven.