8 players suspended after brawl at women’s college basketball game

8 players suspended after brawl at women’s college basketball game

Eight players were ejected when a tense game between the Texas Christian University and George Washington University women’s basketball teams turned into a brawl.

The altercation began with GWU guard Essence Brown and TCU forward Bella Cravens during the second quarter of Monday’s game.

According to TCU Basketball reporter Ray Cartwright“Things got ugly at 5:51 of the second.”

Cravens was visibly upset after he thought Brown was pulling his hair as they both went for the ball. The disagreement escalated and additional players from both colleges jumped in to defend their teammates.

sports reporter Daniel Frank reported“It all started with an accidental hair pull and it escalated from there. Oh my god.”

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Cartwright shared the full list of players sent off after the game. Five GWU players were ejected and three from TCU.

GWU players ejected from the game include Nya Robertson, Nya Lok, Jayla Thorton, Caia Loving and Essence Brown, according to Cartwright. TCU players who were ejected include Bella Cravens, Lucy Ibeh and Roxanne Makolo.

TCU Head Coach Raegen Pebley addressed the incident during his presser after the match. Pebley condemned the athletes’ behavior and said his team “never wants to be a part of anything like” physical altercation on the court.

“I don’t care one bit who started it, who said what, it doesn’t even matter,” continued Pebley, who added that both TCU and GWU have “high-character kids” who let “the moment slip away” . of all of them”.

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Pebley applauded the game’s officials for doing “an incredible job” of “managing” the situation, “not just in the moment, but throughout the game,” he said. “They don’t want to be a part of something like that either.”

TCU emerged victorious on Monday, winning the game 70-58.

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