Northwestern High School Athletic Director Dan Armstrong announced the Tigers have forfeited its Mid-Indiana Conference boys basketball game that was played on Dec. 14, 2012. Northwestern originally defeated Maconaquah on the road, 56-54.

In a press release, Armstrong stated: “I am notifying you that Northwestern will be forfeiting our varsity boys basketball game victory to Maconaquah due to one of our athletes entering a sixth quarter during that JV/Varsity session.”

Northwestern boys head basketball coach Jim Gish and his staff apparently entered a reserve player into a sixth quarter for seven seconds, and attempted to remove him as a coach realized the mistake. But because he was entered into the game, rules would not allow him to immediately come out. High school players may play a maximum of five quarters between a basketball junior varsity and varsity week.

Because this was a coaching issue and not the players fault, the Sports Journal has decided not to divulge the player’s name.

The forfeit drops the Purple Tigers to 4-4 on the season and 1-2 in MIC play. Maconaquah’s record is adjusted to 6-3 and 1-0 in the MIC. Northwestern is back in action on Jan. 8 when they host Frankfort at 7:30 p.m. Maconaquah hosts Eastern at 7:40 p.m. Friday night in MIC action.


  1. gary says:

    Wish could say feel sorry for you guys,but you had four coaches who didnt catch what was going on Thank you for the Mic win,and in over 1,000 Braves games that has never happened ! Way to go Mr Gish! Go Braves go!

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