Wednesday night’s high school basketball game between Cardoza High School and ConneXion Academy turned into an all out brawl. The fight not only featured players, but was extended to coaches and fans.

Cardozo students tell FOX 5 that tensions had been escalating during the game because of controversial calls from the referee. Then someone in the stands shoved a Cardozo coach. The fight began and spectators cleared the stands and took to the floor. Punches were flying along with chairs.

The fight was so bad that the Baltimore police were called in and officers ended up using pepper spray to diffuse the situation. Both schools released statements saying they are investigating the incidents and will move for swift disciplinary action towards those involved.

New Details Emerge in High School Basketball Game Fight in Baltimore:

via FOX 5

  • Mark T. DeNucci, Sr.

    As soon as I heard that the officials were being blamed as the cause of the riot I immediately knew that real people who were the cause of the riot were the participants. As a H.S. basketball official for 41 years and a college basketball official for 37 years I know that the officials had nothing to due with the riot.