UPIKE Head Coach will have to sit out following fight

Some questions have been answered about the repercussions of a fight that broke out during the UPIKE-Mountain State basketball game Wednesday night.

The rules do state if you are ejected from a game, whether you are a player or a coach, you must sit out the next game.

That could be the case for head coach Kelly Wells.

At this point in time, Wells will not be on the sidelines Saturday when the UPIKE Bears face conference rival Georgetown.

Wells and the rest of the team are still waiting to hear back from the Mid South Conference front office on the official decision

"It was just very competitive. Very heated and it just got in to a little pushing match. The ball got thrown and then it got escalated because it was 1 versus 2. Both teams really wanted to win the game. Then coach and I lost a little bit of our dignity and we've got to do better as role models and coaches and we'll do that. We'll learn from this and take our punishment in stride,” Coach Wells said.

"Coach Wells teaches us every day that we're family. We got to stick together. That's what family does. And we have each other's backs to the fullest. I'm in. All in. That's what it's supposed to be,” Bears Forward, Shane Burrell

"When we see our player go down in a dirty fashion and get punched on after and our coach going to war with their coach, we're not going to back down,” Bears Forward, Trevor Setty said.


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