Long Island High School Championship Turns to Basket-Brawl

Malverne beats Wyandanch 79-71. Wyandanch fans beat each other.

By Hasani Gittens
|  Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010  |  Updated 3:50 PM EDT
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Long Island High School Championship Turns to Basket-Brawl

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Wyandanch guard Jorrell Pinckney.

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A Long Island high school class B championship game went into penalty time after a large groups of fans took part in a huge brawl.

The game between Malverne and Wyandanch just over one minute remaining in the fourth quarter when the 20-minute melee broke out.

Away-team Malverne was leading 73-68 at the time.

Wyandanch senior guard Jorell Pinckney had to be wrestled to the ground by three adults and escorted from the gymnasium, according to Newsday.

"I don't know what happened," Wyandanch coach Andre Edwards told Newsday. "I just saw my point guard run across the court. His family members were in a fight."

The entire gym was later cleared.

"I was just making sure my fans, my family and our spectators were OK," said Malverne coach Darrol Lopez, who removed his team from the court.

After the interruption, the teams were given three minutes to warm up and only a handful of spectators watched the Malverne Mules go on to win 79-71.

"The utmost concern is the safety of the players, coaches and officials," Bay Shore athletic director Claude Kasman said.

Eight students receiving minor injuries, cops said. Four people were arrested: Rasan Smalls, 18,  and Jasper Parker, 17, each charged with two counts of assault in the third degree; and Tyshawn Brown, 18, and Dennis Wolfolk Jr., 16,  each charged with one count of assault 3rd degree. The investigation continues and additional charges may be considered, cops said.

 Watch the incredible scene:

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