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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Lorain County Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament Canceled After Post-Game Fights Last Night

Posted By on Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 10:59 AM

The Lorain County Holiday Classic basketball tourney that was supposed to continue today has been called off after last night's festivities that followed Lorain's 78-62 victory over Elyria at Elyria high school. By 10 pm, the district had quickly announced today's games were canceled.

What happened?

Details aren't plentiful right now, but there was a postgame "ruckus," as the Chronicle-Telegram puts it, and police were called to the scene.

According to police scanner traffic, problems arose about 9:30 p.m. after the game that saw Lorain beat Elyria, 78-62.

Within a few minutes, multiple calls went out for available law enforcement to get to the area of West Avenue and Sixth Street on reports of fighting between youths in the area of the school’s parking lot.

More than a dozen Elyria police, Lorain County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio Highway Patrol cruisers responded to West Avenue, where many of them remained about 15 to 20 minutes later when only a handful of youths could be seen walking near the school.

Most police vehicles left the area shortly before 10 p.m. but some continued to patrol nearby streets for a short time.

Fox 8 posted video of what looks to be the aftermath of whatever happened.

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