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Shelton athlete cited for assault

A Shelton High girls basketball player was cited by Shelton Police for assault in the fourth degree, a gross misdemeanor, on Jan. 31 after a fight broke out during the Climbers game with Aberdeen at Terry Gregg Court at the Shelton Mini-Dome.

With 3:35 remaining in the third quarter of the contest, Aberdeen’s Jaylynn Phimmasone — identified by the Bobcats’ roster — collected a rebound and under tight defense from Shelton’s Jasmine Rivera slipped on the floor near the baseline.

Video of the incident shows Phimmasone appear to swing at Rivera with a glancing blow to the side and back of her head...


Reader Comments(1)

tottenshell writes:

Altercations amongst players during highly physical sporting events are normal and part of the learning process. They should be managed by coaches and school administration, unless egregious. Law enforcement becoming involved sets a dangerous president. Students need education not incarceration.

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