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Hoopfest teams removed from tournament after fight

Dan Pelle photoBuy this photo Spokane police officer take a Hoopfest player into custody after a fight broke out between teams on Mallon near the Spokane Arena.

Hoopfest wasn’t so cuddly for two teams at the Snapple #2 court on Mallon Avenue.

Cuddle Puddle and Championship Detour were removed from play Saturday afternoon when a fight broke out on the court. A member of Cuddle Puddle slipped and fell on the wet ground, grabbing an opponent’s t-shirt on his way down, said Tyler Krebs, a witness to the fight.

Another member of Championship Detour attacked the member of Cuddle Puddle, punching him in the jaw, Krebs said, knocking out a couple of his teeth.

Police took the suspect into custody.

According to Hoopfest rules, teams involved in a fight can be removed from the tournament.