The Providence High boys' basketball team will be without one of its starters for Tuesday's CIF Southern Section Division IV-A second-round playoff game because of the athlete's involvement in a fight Friday night at the end of the team's first-round game against New Roads, Providence Athletic Director Andrew Bencze said.
Sophomore Jonathan Ly has been suspended for the Pioneers' next game. The team will take on the winner of Monday's first-round contest between No. 9 Lancaster Baptist and No. 8 Shalhevet.
Providence is seeded first in the division.
"If the CIF didn't hold Jonathan out we would have," Bencze said. "We think [the suspension] is appropriate."
Bencze said CIF officials took action after reviewing tapes of the game against New Roads.
"I talked to CIF [Monday morning] and the president of the association that governs the officials looked at the tape … and it was obvious by that the New Roads side was completely out of control," Bencze said."