Martinsville City Public Schools places restrictions on basketball game

Officials say the restrictions are put in place for the game on Jan. 20, 2023


MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Martinsville City Public Schools has placed a restriction on the basketball game scheduled for Jan. 20, 2023 versus Mecklenburg.

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According to MCPS, only student-athletes, the parents of student-athletes, game officials, and school officials will be permitted to attend the game.

More specifically, officials said that each basketball player will be allowed to have two parents or guardian spectators attend the game. Those spectators will buy tickets at the middle school before the game, and each player will be required to submit their spectators’ names to the athletic director by 2 p.m. on Jan. 20.

In addition, school officials said the visitor team players will each be allowed to have two parents or guardian spectators attend, two tickets will be made available for purchase the day of the game, and their names will need to be submitted to the MCPS athletic director before the game.

School officials said they are determining whether the remainder of this season’s games will be restricted.

We’re told a fight broke out at the last game.

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