Polk men’s basketball team leaves N. Buncombe game early

Published 4:00 pm Thursday, December 14, 2017

WEAVERVILLE-The Polk County Men’s basketball game against North Buncombe on Wednesday night, Dec. 13 ended at halftime following an altercation involving students.

Polk County Schools’ Superintendent Aaron Greene said the school system is aware of an incident and related events that took place at the varsity men’s basketball game, held at North Buncombe High School.

“An altercation involving students occurred and was handled quickly,” Greene said Thursday. “School officials elected to suspend play and end the game before the second half. School and district administration from North Buncombe and Polk High are working together to investigate the matter thoroughly.”

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Spectators from Polk County have said there were racial remarks from North Buncombe students. The Wolverines played JV games, then the women’s varsity game and left before the third quarter began of the men’s game.

The Bulletin contacted men’s head basketball coach Antoni Staley but had not heard back as of press time. The Bulletin continues to investigate this story.