Fighting two face ban
JUST WHEN local basketball thought it got past the scourge of fighting.
Perennial queens Station Hill Cavaliers will be without a key cog in its title team for the foreseeable future, as floor general Tamisha Flatts and Hoopsters shooting guard Makela Walcott face possible lengthy suspensions following their on-court clash in Thursday’s women’s league game.
It was the surprising twist to an otherwise gripping rematch of last year’s first-round series at the Wildey Gymnasium, where the lady Cavs needed a huge 30-10 fourth-quarter run to beat their opponents 75-54.
But the blowout finish had nothing on the second-quarter scuffle that seemingly started out of nowhere while Station Hill were clinging to a 17-13 lead with 5:15 remaining in the half.
Running down the floor following a Cavs defensive rebound, the guards – who were also first-time national teammates at July’s regional senior championships – started to exchange words before intentionally bumping into each other.
The situation then escalated when the two stood face-to-face, leading to Flatts shoving Walcott before the latter took a swing at her opposite number.