8 Incline basketball players suspended for regular season
INCLINE VILLAGE ” Eight members of the Incline varsity basketball team will miss the rest of the regular season after they were suspended this week because of undisclosed disciplinary actions.
Incline Athletic Director Dan Schreiber said on Wednesday the eight students are suspended from school until Feb. 16, therefore not eligible for any athletic participation during that time.
“We had some kids violate NIAA (Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association) policy, and we’re moving forward from there,” Schreiber said. “The policy is a two-week suspension.”
Schreiber declined to elaborate on what policy the students violated; the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza will not publish names because of the players’ juvenile status.
Ken Cass of the Washoe County School District Athletics Department said Wednesday he knows which players are suspended, but isn’t privy to the incident’s details.
“One thing is for sure ” the school acted immediately on this; they did not in any way drag this out,” Cass said. “They let us know right away, and they let the NIAA know right away.”
Jay Beesemyer, assistant director with the NIAA, said Wednesday he didn’t have any details of the incident; Beesemyer and Cass both deferred to Incline Principal John Clark on the issue.
Clark has yet to return phone calls and e-mails to the Bonanza, the Sun’s sister paper in Incline Village.
The Highlanders fielded just six players in Tuesday night’s 79-45 loss at home to Silver Stage. The only varsity players were Johnathan Chang, Jason Hillman and Patrick Murray; members of the junior varsity team filled out the roster.
There are five games remaining on Incline’s varsity schedule this regular season, including a 7:30 p.m. home game Friday against Mineral County and a home game against North Tahoe on Feb. 10.
Schreiber said the Incline boys JV team will not play any more games this season, as they will combine with Chang, Hillman and Murray to make up the varsity roster.
The final regular season game is at home on Friday, Feb. 13 against Pershing County.
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