Three to four Millville High School boys basketball players face suspension or dismissal from the team as a result of an altercation in a game between the Thunderbolts and Atlantic City last Friday, according to Millville superintendent David N. Gentile.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, Gentile said. The school is continuing to gather information and look at video. 

"We're really disappointed in the actions of some of our people," Gentile said Tuesday afternoon. "It's not what we're about."

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The incident happened in the fourth quarter of last Friday's game with Atlantic City winning 68-45.

An altercation between an Atlantic City and Millville player resulted in officials ejecting both players. The situation then escalated when a Millville player charged the Atlantic City bench. The game was stopped at that point. A video of the incident was posted on YouTube on Tuesday.

Both Atlantic City and Millville school officials did not name the players involved in the fracas.

Gentile said all future Millville home games will start at 4 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. He acknowledged that will make it tough for some parents who work to attend games, but he said the school wanted to provide the safest atmosphere possible. Middle Township plays at Millville on Thursday at 4 p.m.

The ejected players are automatically suspended for two games, under New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association rules.

Atlantic City athletic director Frank Campo said Tuesday the Vikings player involved is serving that suspension.



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