(This story has been corrected to clarify that the reported hazing was against a single athlete, and it has been updated to include were the incident took place.)
A makeshift lineup after nine members of the Arkansas City High School boys basketball team were suspended for one game due to an alleged hazing incident was no match Tuesday night for the visiting Derby Panthers, who rolled to an 86-30 nonleague victory at ACHS.
The Lady Bulldogs lost 81-21.
"Due to school issues, we will not have some of our players with us tonight," ACHS coach CJ Jennings said. "They will return to the team on Wednesday."
The alleged incident was reportedly against a freshmen basketball player that took place after the Bulldogs' game in Winfield last week.
ACHS athletic director Aaron Bucher said he could not comment on the incident.
Sophomores Seth Zimmerman and Gabe Skibbe, and freshmen Cadon Clark, Trevor Pierce and Robert Schauf started for the Bulldogs (1-1). Skibbe, Pierce, Clark, junior Owen Bucher and freshman Gabe Welch were the only players who played on the varsity both Monday night and Friday night at Winfield.
Ark City trailed 31-6 after the first quarter and 52-16 at halftime.
Pierce finished with eight points and Skibbe had six points and five rebounds. The Bulldogs were outrebounded 45-29.
Isaac Ray led four players in double figures with 14 points for the Panthers (1-0) in their season opener.
The Lady Bulldogs (0-2) trailed 33-12 after the first quarter and 50-17 at halftime.
Espy Daniels led Ark City with 12 points. The Lady Bulldogs were outrebounded 37-17.
Maryn Archer led three players in double figures with 18 points off the bench for Derby (1-0).
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