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Wet floor halts Verot game

November 21, 2013
By JIM LINETTE (j) , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

One of the most weird outcomes you ever will see at a high school basketball game occurred Wednesday night at Bishop Verot High School.

The host Vikings were hosting heated rival Fort Myers in their regular season opener. With less than five minutes remaining in the third quarter, the game was called a "no contest" because the court became slick and unplayable.

"It was packed," said Vikings coach Matt Herting. "The AD and officials couldn't keep up. We were down 36-33 and at the free throw line when they called it. It was dangerous."

The hardwood floor became slick from the humidity in the building from the crowd and probably a malfunctioning air conditioning unit.

"I don't know what happened to the AC," said Herting. "They turned it up, but it didn't help. It was an awesome game, too."

Ricky Doyle had a game-high 20 points when the game was halted. The result will not be counted in the won-loss record for either team since it was declared a "no contest."

The Vikings host East Lee County on Friday.

 
 

 

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