Pa. league could not find team used racial slurs


PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania athletic league says it could not find that a high school boys basketball team used racist remarks at a February game, and it decided against taking any disciplinary action.

Instead, the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League directed principals at Brentwood High School and Monessen High School to work together to come up with a plan that promotes sportsmanship.

Tension between the two Pittsburgh-area high schools -- the largely white Brentwood and the predominantly black Monessen -- developed with accusations of racism after a Feb. 3 game.

But the league said after a hearing Wednesday that it could not arrive at any findings that any students, players or fans from Brentwood engaged in racially insensitive behavior. The league also said Brentwood school officials took care of any disturbances.