P.J. Tracy IV
GLENWOOD – An accident involving two Centerpoint basketball players and another Centerpoint student in a postgame celebration was confirmed in a statement by school district superintendent Dan Breashears.
“There was an accident on Saturday night that involved three Centerpoint students, two of which are on the Knights basketball team. Although one of the students was hospitalized, none of the injuries are life threatening. It is not known at this time if or how this will affect the students’ ability to be at the game on Wednesday. Mostly, we are grateful that they, nor anyone else, was more seriously injured.”
The Knights will face Jessieville in the first round of the class 3A state tournament on Wednesday at 2:30 in Jessieville.
Some members of the team and student body had allegedly gotten together to engage in a celebratory bonfire after the team’s 64-61 victory over Smackover in the finals of the regional tournament. An accelerant used to start the fire exploded causing the injuries.
The team members involved were Tanner Brunt and Logan Taylor, while the other student involved was Jantzen Cowart.
All the boys were sent to the hospital, with Taylor and Cowart experiencing second degree burns.
After the statement issued by Breshears, it now appears that Brunt will be able to play in Wednesday’s game.