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Brawl Results in Stitches for Coach After Basketball Game

Assistant coach sent for stitches after Norristown/Cheltenham post-game fight erupts in the hallway.

As the Norristown High School's boys basketball game ended in Cheltenham, the battle on the court was soon taken out into the hallway. The result was an assistant coach from Norristown heading to the hospital for stitches.

Norristown, which had already captured the Suburban One title, won the game 59-38. As the players returned to the locker room, things got physical out in the hall, according to a report in The Times Herald.

According to the report, the fans of Cheltenham came after players and coaches on the Norristown team. It was unclear who precisely conducted any assualt, but Norristown Assistant Coach Greg Bates was reportedly taken to Chestnut Hill Hospital for stitches as a result.

Cheltenham Coach Brian Johnson and Norristown Coach Mike Evans spoke via phone call after the game to express their sincere apologies to one another, the report said.

For the full story, check The Times Herald. Patch will also update this news with information as it becomes available.

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