NFA-Ledyard boys' basketball game postponed over concerns of fan 'friction'

Norwich — Monday’s boys' basketball game between Norwich Free Academy and Ledyard High School was postponed after both Norwich and the Mashantucket Tribal police alerted school officials there could be “spectator friction” at the game.

“With an abundance of caution and in the interest of public safety, tonight’s NFA-Ledyard basketball games (varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen) are postponed,” a press release issued by NFA spokesman Geoff Serra stated. “Reports of potential spectator friction at tonight’s scheduled game provided by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police Department and the Norwich Police Department have caused the schools to jointly postpone this evening’s game to a future undetermined date and time.”

The game had been scheduled for 7 p.m. at Alumni Gym at NFA.

Serra said no other activities on the NFA campus were affected by the postponement.

Norwich Police Chief Patrick Daley said there was insufficient information to conduct an investigation, but that police are “monitoring the situation.”

Mashantucket police officials could not be reached to comment Monday afternoon.

c.bessette@theday.com

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