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One Utah State player suspended for role in fight during women's game at UNLV

First Published      Last Updated Jan 10 2017 12:10 pm

One Utah State women's basketball player was suspended a game for her role in a fight during the Aggies' game at UNLV on Saturday, the Mountain West Conference announced Tuesday.

Antoina Robinson will serve her suspension during Wednesday's home game vs. Wyoming. She took exception to UNLV's Katie Powell throwing her shoulder into the Aggies senior. Robinson pushed Powell, which set off the fracas. Powell also was suspended a game.

A third player, UNLV's Paris Strather, also was suspended a game.

Utah State's Dee Moore, Angelica de Paulo and Shannon Dufficy all were ejected from the game for leaving the bench, but none of them was suspended. All three were issued public reprimands by the MWC.

Powell also was issued a public reprimand for her comments after the game. She told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, "Throughout the game she was playing a little dirty. Words were exchanged. I just told her to chill out. And then we came to the other side of the floor. Brooke got fouled. I was walking to go help her up. She bumped me and then pushed me and then I just kind of swung at her."

— Kevin Winters Morriss