1.6 min readBy Published On: December 29th, 2022Categories: News1 Comment

Update:

Chief William Quigley reports that the Cohasset Police Department has filed a criminal charge against a visiting player who allegedly assaulted a referee at a Cohasset High School boys basketball game on Wednesday.

As the result of the Cohasset Police Department’s investigation, a 16-year-old male has been charged with one count of Assault and Battery (misdemeanor) and will be scheduled to appear in Quincy Juvenile Court for a show cause hearing at a later date.

On Wednesday, Dec. 28, at approximately 6:45 p.m., officers responded to the gymnasium at Cohasset High School for a report of an assault during a Cohasset boys basketball game against Excel High School from Boston.

The investigation indicates that the 16-year-old player allegedly punched a referee in the face during the game. The game was immediately canceled and the gym was cleared.

The referee did not require medical attention. There was no further altercation and no Cohasset players were involved.

Because the suspect in this case is a juvenile, no further information will be provided.

Original Post:

CBS News Boston is reporting that a basketball referee was allegedly assaulted by a player from Excel High School (Southie High) during a game in Cohasset on Wednesday night.

Cohasset Police said the 17-year-old player punched a referee in the face during the game. There was no further altercation, and no Cohasset players were involved in the incident.

Statement via Cohasset Police:

The initial investigation indicates that a 17-year-old player from Excel High School punched a referee in the face during the game.

The game was immediately canceled and the gym was cleared.

The referee did not require medical attention. There was no further altercation and no Cohasset players were involved.

Police have identified the player and the incident remains under investigation.  Boston Public Schools said the student could face discipline from his school and law enforcement.

One Comment

  1. Here We Go… December 29, 2022 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    …Southie, here we g…….no…..wait…..

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