Woman attacks referee after team loses basketball game

Redding police are working to identify a woman who attacked a referee at an Enterprise High School basketball game.

Posted: Mar 12, 2018 6:10 PM
Updated: Mar 12, 2018 6:13 PM

Redding police are working to identify a woman who attacked a referee at a high school basketball game.

The incident happened at last week's CIF state playoff game.

Enterprise High School hosted the game Wednesday night against Oakland High School.

The Enterprise Hornets girl’s team won the game 67 to 63.

That win apparently upset one fan from the visiting team who police say blamed the referee for the loss.

The woman charged at the referee after the game and kicked her lower legs before being restrained.

“After that, she was chased down by some parents, by some admin and our security guard who was actually not on duty at the time but attending the game,” campus resource officer Kevin Kimple said. “And she was taken away from the scene by family and other members of her team.”

The referee suffered minor injuries and did not require any medical attention.

Kimple says they take all incidents of violence that happen on campus very seriously, and they're working to identify the attacker.

Redding police have not yet reached out to Oakland Police to assist them in the case.

But Kimple said they're hoping Oakland High School administrators can identify the woman from video taken at the basketball game.

California penal code §243.8 provides harsher penalties for assaults on educators or sports officials.

If charged, the woman could face up to a year in prison, up two-thousand dollars in fines or both.

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