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Forestview duo suspended two games
January 27, 2012North Carolina
By Phillip Gardner, Gaston Gazette
GASTONIA - Two Forestview girls basketball players will sit out two games each after being ejected from Tuesday’s game at Crest.
Junior guard/forward Bre Armstrong will serve a two-game suspension for taunting, and junior guard Lauren Smith will serve a two-game suspension for flagrant contact, Forestview athletic director Alan Stewart said.
Smith was originally ejected for fighting, an offense that would have carried a four-game suspension, but the ruling was reduced to flagrant contact after video review, said Mark Dreibelbis of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.
Smith was cited for kicking Crest’s Brayden Pruitt in the head when Pruitt was on the floor, but Dreibelbis ruled that Smith was kicking in an attempt to get away and wasn’t trying to start a fight.