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Boys' basketball: No decision announced after Long Beach Poly meeting

Rob Wigod, the commissioner of the Southern Section, met on Tuesday with Long Beach Poly officials to discuss the decision made by basketball Coach Sharrief Metoyer to play an ineligible player, Kameron Chatman, during the Jackrabbits' state playoff loss to Mater Dei last week.

No decision was announced on a possible punishment or a response from Poly.

"We had a productive meeting with the administration of Long Beach Poly and we're waiting to hear from the them where we go next," said Thom Simmons, a spokesman for the Southern Section who attended the meeting.

Joe Carlson, the co-principal at Poly, said it was a personnel matter and declined to discuss specifics. There was no timetable given for a resolution of the situation.

"I don't think either of one us feels a sense of urgency on this," Simmons said. "The basketball season doesn't start again until November."

Metoyer could be facing disciplinary action. The Southern Section cannot take any action against him. It is up to Poly if any penalty against the coach is imposed.

As for the Southern Section reaction to Metoyer's decision, Simmons said, "Complete disappointment and a hope it never occurs again and we're working toward making that happen."

-- Eric Sondheimer

 
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