SC team still in playoffs after lecture on brawl

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Two South Carolina high school basketball teams have been lectured on sportsmanship after they engaged in a post-game brawl.

The teams from Southside and Abbeville high schools were summoned to the offices of the South Carolina High School League on Friday. They heard from a former college football coach, a current high school coach and a state lawmaker.

Southside faced possible sanctions, but league commissioner Jerome Singleton ruled the Tigers could take part in Saturday's Upper State championship final against Keenan.

The fight occurred as the teams shook hands after Southside's 61-55 playoff win over Abbeville on Wednesday night. Officials do not know what sparked the fight, which involved part of the crowd attending the game.

The teams shook hands again on Friday.

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