Putnam City self-reports violation of OSSAA rules
BY RYAN ABER
Putnam City’s boys basketball team used an ineligible player in last month’s Class 6A state basketball tournament but the infraction will not cost the Pirates a championship.
The Pirates used the player, who was academically ineligible, at the end of their 59-41 first-round win over Jenks. He did not play in their final two games of the tournament, including their win over Midwest City in the title game.
The player did not affect the outcome of the game, Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association Executive Secretary Ed Sheakley said.
“As long as he was not a contributing factor in the game, it wouldn’t cost them a forfeit,” Sheakley said. “The player had very insignificant playing time at the end of that first game.”
Putnam City self-reported the violation.
Sheakley will report regarding the violation to the OSSAA’s board of directors at their meeting Tuesday.
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