DE La Salle beat University of the East, 99-95, on Sunday in a Milcu Got Skills Summer Showcase game marred by a bench-clearing incident at the Lyceum gym.
Reports said an altercation between University of the East’s Clark Derige and La Salle’s Abu Tratter led to several players leaving the bench, most of them to pacify the protagonists.
However, Go Archers reported on its Twitter account that Tratter was punched by Derige during the incident.
Referees and league organizers came down hard on the players and officials who entered the court during the commotion, ejecting 12 players from the UE team.
That left the coach and the five players on the court to finish the game for the Warriors.
Tratter and Larry Muyang were also ejected from the La Salle side.