Three Akron girls charged in basketball brawl

Posted at 12:42 PM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 17:43:47-05
Akron Police have charged three high school students after a massive fight broke out between rival girls basketball teams on Thursday night in Akron. Police cleared the court with pepper spray.
NOTE: Words heard in the video below may be offensive to some.'s media partner, the Akron Beacon Journal, reports the fight broke out at the East Community Learning Center following Kenmore High School’s 64-52 Championship game win over North High School.

Was going after the game everybody getting maced

Posted by Eric Beasley on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Police tell a 17-year-old North High School basketball player, who is believed to have started the fight, is charged with felony assault and two counts of assault and riot. Police said the girl plays for North, but attends private school.
Two other girls, one from North, the other from Kenmore, were also charged with riot.
Police said more arrests could be forthcoming.
Videos posted to social media show a confrontation between the two teams following the final buzzer quickly grew, with spectators flooding the court.


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