Nichols' guard Nate Tengalia fired up and hit a wide open corner three, as Fitchburg State's Kewan Platt seemingly lazily jogged out for a half-hearted contest. He is now averaging 24 points, 12.5 boards and 1.5 assists per game. Tenaglia is then seen writhing in pain, video shows.
The victim from Nichols was a freshman guard named Nate Tenaglia.
Just two days before the fateful Division III game, Platt, a criminal justice major, was named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the first time ever for his performance in last week's games against Rhode Island College, which Fitchburg lost, and Lasell College, which it won.
Another referee spotted the malicious cheap shot, blew his whistle and slapped Platt with his second technical foul of the game, resulting in his ejection.Читайте также: Real Madrid make Santiago Solari permanent manager until 2021
Full video of the game confirms that there were no previous physical altercations but does provide a bit more context. Platt led his team with 16 points.
In the pantheon of great sports freak-outs and dirty plays, we have a new contender for a Top-5 spot thanks to Fitchburg State's Kewan Platt. In addition, the case is under review by Fitchburg State for consideration of further sanctions.
"The MASCAC and Fitchburg State University take this incident very seriously", MASCAC commissioner Angela Baumann said in a statement. We are proud of the way our student-athletes handled the incident and that they did not allow it to escalate.
'The MASCAC has also vacated his player of the week award. "On behalf of the MASCAC and Fitchburg State, we apologise to the Nichols College student-athlete, the team and institution".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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