Ferriday’s High boys dropped a District 2-2A contest to General Trass in Lake Providence Friday, but lost more than that after an altercation near the end of the game.
Ferriday High has put a self-imposed two-game suspension ojn its boys basketball team following the alteracation.
“We had a player from our team and one of their player’s going at it, and then their fans came down and got out of the stands and got involved,” said Ferriday boys coach Shawn Davis. “It all happened so fast. “Some of our players left the bench to protect their families.We tried to get them back as best as possible.”
The contest was called with 17 seconds remaining with General Trass leading 61-54.
“It was a well-played game up to that point,” Davis said. “We got down by five points, and you would have thought we were down by 30 the way the guys were playing.”
Keynan Milligan led Ferriday with 18 points. Derrick Carson added 15.
Ferriday is having to forfeit its home games with Madison and Rayville.
“We will also have a change in personnel,” Davis said.
Ferriday’s boys, 7-9, are ranked No. 32 in the Class 2A power rankings.
Ferriday’s girls defeated General Trass by a 59-12 score
“The girls came out setting the tone early and did everything right,” said Ferriday girls coach Lisa Abron.
The Lady Trojans were led by Shekayla Miller and Aaliyah Gray with 15 points each.
“Everybody got a chance to get in the game,” Abron said. “It gave me the opportunity to see what our team may look like next year.”
The Lady Trojans, 8-4, are ranked No. 13 in the Class 2A power rankings.
General Trass will play a girls and boys game at Vidalia Tuesday.
“We have to file paperwork tomorrow (Tuesday),” said General Trass athletic director Toriano Wells. “Then we will go from there.
Vidalia High principal said tickets to Tuesday's game are being pre-sold.