- The fight began after two players got tangled up fighting for a rebound.
- Emma Imevbore appeared to push Domonique Davis to start the altercation
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Thursday’s women’s basketball game between Southern Mississippi and Arkansas State descended into chaos after a fight broke out during the third quarter.
Five players ended up being ejected from the game after the shocking melee.
The altercation took place after Red Wolves forward Emma Imevbore became tangled with Lady Eagles guard Domonique Davis as the two players fought for a rebound.
Imevbore appeared to push Davis, prompting her rival and Davis’ teammates Noelani Cornfield and Brikayla Gray to immediately retaliate.
A push and shove ensued near the South Mississippi bench, with several players and staff members ending up on the court.
A fight broke out during the third quarter of the Southern Mississippi vs. Arkansas State game.
The fight broke out after Emma Imevbore and Domonique Davis fought for a rebound.
Imevbore appeared to push Davis and players from both teams soon became involved in the collision.
The players sitting on the bench quickly jumped up, trying to stop the incident. But instead, the fight ended in a brawl as other players and coaches were knocked to the ground.
Southern Mississippi forward Asjha Leake could be seen taking Imevbore to the ground in a headlock while intervening in the altercation.
The Lady Eagles won the game 57-48 after play resumed.
Southern Mississippi controlled the game throughout the second half and outscored Arkansas State in both the third and fourth quarters. The Red Wolves ended up scoring only two points in the entire fourth quarter.