GWOC commissioner Eric Spahr said that eight (names withheld) players all will serve two-game suspensions, effective immediately. Neither Fairmont coach Lacy Romine nor Trotwood coach Henry Benton was disciplined.
GWOC Commissioner Eric Spahr told the Dayton Daily News:
“It was an unfortunate incident and we’ll learn from it and move forward. This was all player-related. The incident was not as bad as perceived. The impact of this was based on players leaving the bench. That’s the real issue.”
Fairmont Principal Tyler Alexander in a statement on the incident:
“Good sportsman-like behavior is an expectation of our student athletes and under no circumstance do we condone this type of behavior. Following OHSAA’s investigation of the incident, we will discipline our student athletes who were involved according to GWOC and OHSAA bylaws.”
Trotwood-Madison City Schools Superintendent Kevin A. Bell‘s statement:
“The district is gathering as many facts as possible and looks forward to the official report from game officials and the OHSAA. Our girls basketball players and coaches will continue to demonstrate sportsmanlike attitudes, actions and behaviors against Fairmont and other competitors moving forward.”
Games Plays Will Sit Out
Fairmont will not play again until January 3rd against visiting Beavercreek and January 10th against visiting Lebanon.
Trotwood-Madison next scheduled game was today against Indianapolis Cathedral as part of the Indianapolis Manuel High School Extravaganza, followed by playing Chicago Bogan (Ill.) in the Braggin Rights Classic at Cincinnati Winton Woods on Dec. 28th.
— WHIO Radio (@WHIORadio) December 21, 2017
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(12-20-17) With four minutes left to play in tonight’s girls bsketball game between Trotwood-Madison and Fairmont had to be stopped with Fairmont leading 52-26.
According to WHIO’s Mike Hartsock witnesses say players from both sides went after a loose ball, provoking several fans to come on the court, plus players from each team left the bench to go onto the court. Multiple players were ejected from the game.
According to Ohio High School Athletic Association bylaws, any player or coach ejected from the game is suspended for the next two games. Depending on that number it could see some problems for both teams.
It is Trotwood-Madison’s first loss after five straight wins to start the season, Fairmont is 6-3.