Report: Silsbee, LCM forfeit Feb. 7 game

Published 3:30 pm Monday, February 13, 2017

A boys basketball game at Little Cypress-Mauriceville that went from a 42-28 Silsbee lead to a 2-0 forfeit victory for the Tigers now results in a loss for both teams, according to a media report.

KFDM-TV reported both teams are forfeiting the Feb. 7 game, meaning the 4A first-ranked Tigers (25-6, 8-1 in District 22-4A) are no longer unbeaten in district play. The decision came during a district executive committee meeting in Beaumont on Monday.

The loss already has affected LCM (21-12, 7-2), which is in second place.

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The Orange Leader reported folowing the game that Silsbee was granted a 2-0 victory under district rules because it was ahead at the time when a brawl between the teams erupted. Both benches cleared and entered the court in the brawl, and law enforcement officials were involved to try and break up the incident. Some fans also got into the fight.

The fight left three players on each team available, according to KFDM. Three students from Silsbee and two from LCM were disciplined, the station added but did not explain how.


About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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