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More face charges for brawl at Monessen basketball game

| Friday, April 27, 2012, 1:42 a.m.

Three or four more people will be charged in connection with a brawl at a high school boys basketball game in Monessen, school Superintendent Cindy Chelen said Monday.

Four people were charged with disorderly conduct after the fight Friday night at half-time of the game between Washington and Monessen, police said.

Police from neighboring communities were called to help restore order after the brawl erupted as the result of a fight between a girl from Monessen and two from Washington.

All those charged will be banned from attending events on school district property, Chelen said.

Some upcoming games, including a boys basketball game scheduled Wednesday with Belle Vernon Area, will start at 4 p.m. to avoid crowd problems, district officials said.

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