Two adults, including the mother of a player, received disorderly conduct citations from police for their behavior after the Blackhawk boys basketball team's WPIAL playoff game Tuesday at North Allegheny.
Carolyn Engle, 54, of Beaver Falls and Edward Grega, 67, were cited. According to McCandless police and North Allegheny athletic director Bob Bozzuto, Engle, upset with the officiating late in the game, came on the court immediately afterward and confronted game officials, making contact with one.
McCandless police chief Gary Anderson said Engle was subdued by police after she yelled at one of the officials and grabbed him. Engle's son, Tyler, is one of Blackhawk's top players and scored 20 points in the game to help beat Knoch, 49-42.
"The bottom line is you can't go on the court and touch officials," said Bozzuto, the game manager for the WPIAL.
Bozzuto said Grega was cited because he put his hands on Bozzuto in an incident with other Blackhawk fans after the game.
"People have to realize their actions and behavior at games really reflect on a school district and community," Bozzuto said. "There was not a problem with players, kids or a student body. This was a problem with people."
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