UPDATE: The high school basketball player who threw the punches, 17-year-old Carter Prenosil, has been arrested and charged with felony willful injury — causing serious injury. The victim was knocked unconscious and suffered a cut in his mouth that required stitches.
Prenosil is facing 10 years in prison if convicted of the charge. He is due in court on December 13.
A high school basketball player could be in some serious trouble after sucker-punching an opponent after a game.
Nevada High School had just whooped Carlisle High School, 72-47, when the two teams met on the court for the postgame handshake line. As the players were making their way through the line, one member of the Carlisle team decided to sucker-punch a player from Nevada.
The player cracked his opponent in the stomach, before swinging a haymaker to the head and appearing to knock his opponent out.
Eventually, players stepped in the stop the situation, but the Carlisle Police Department is investigating the situation. The player who was attacked is now doing okay.
“It’s a very unfortunate situation,” Nevada superintendent Dr. Steve Gray told TMZ Sports. “I’m happy they deescalated it. I thought our coaches and staff handled it well and got everyone out of there without it worsening.”
The player from Carlisle will (obviously) face punishment from the school.
“This is without question an unfortunate incident that is not representative of the school culture that exists in Carlisle Community School District. I want to make it clear that this type of conduct is not tolerated at Carlisle CSD. The district will follow the student code of conduct policy and procedures throughout the investigation of this incident and implement appropriate consequences,” the Carlisle superintendent said in a statement.
“All proper authorities have been notified of the incident including IHSAA.”