Down 4, Tiger Sharks split 2

Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 08:59 AM.

With four players suspended after a scrum at Sneads earlier this month, the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School boys’ basketball team split a pair of games last weekend.

The four players were suspended for leaving the bench after a loose ball in front of the Sneads bench caused some players to exchange words and pushes.

The four players were suspended, as were three from Sneads, for two games for unsportsmanlike conduct for leaving the bench onto the court by the Florida High School Athletics Association.

Port St. Joe was also levied a $500 fine and the program placed on probation for the remainder of the season.

“There really wasn’t much to it, there were no punches thrown,” said Port St. Joe coach Derek Kurnitsky. “But the rules are the rules and you are not supposed to leave the bench.”

With those four players suspended, the Tiger Sharks (5-2) lost last Friday night against South Walton 55-39.

South Walton was up 28-21 at the half and pushed the lead to 16 by the end of the third quarter.

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