An incident at St. Frances during Friday night’s boys basketball game against Archbishop Spalding resulted in the game being suspended at halftime after the visiting Cavaliers alleged some electronic items were stolen from their locker room.
“Two phones were missing and [Spalding coach] Derrick [Lewis] said his kids didn’t want to play the second half,” St. Frances coach Nick Myles said on Saturday morning.
St. Frances had a 17-15 lead going into halftime when the game was halted.
Myles, who is also the athletic director at St. Frances, is working with Spalding athletic director Jeff Parsons to find an open date to reschedule the game next week, and it is expected to be picked up where it left off at halftime. With the regular season ending on Friday, the only days both teams have available next week are Tuesday and Thursday.
St. Frances (24-4) is ranked No. 1 and in first place in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference (12-1) and Baltimore Catholic League (10-1). The No. 6 Cavaliers (18-7) are tied for second in the MIAA (10-3) and third in the BCL (7-3).
Administrators from both leagues have a meeting planned Sunday to discuss the consequences from Friday’s incident.
The Baltimore Police Department was reportedly called at the time of the incident, but no further information is available at this time.