IHSA 'embarrassed' by Class 2A boys title game

IHSA 'embarrassed' by Class 2A boys title game

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PEORIA, Ill. (Associated Press) -

The executive director of the Illinois High School Association says he is "embarrassed" by the Class 2A boys basketball title game, which ended with a confrontation between the losing coach and at least one fan.

Harrisburg beat South Holland Seton Academy 50-44 on Saturday night for the championship.

Seton Academy's Mark Weems Jr. was tossed in the second quarter after being called for a technical foul for unsportsmanlike conduct. And the teams were given police escorts to their buses after Seton Academy coach Brandon Thomas had a verbal exchange with a fan.

IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman said Saturday in a statement that "the lessons on display tonight were that respect and sportsmanship are not important."

The association says it is reviewing the events and will contact the schools Monday.

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