N.J. Girl’s Basketball Team Targeted With Lynched Dummy Before Game

A girl’s basketball team from Plainfield High School in New Jersey was welcomed to a school they’d be playing against with a black dummy with a string tied around its neck and a basketball at the end of it.

While changing in a classroom at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark, New Jersey on Saturday morning, the team noticed the dummy which also had bulging eyes and its mouth appeared to be open as if it were gasping for air. 

One and Done

Many of us have managed to emerge from the cocoon of four days of March Madness, only to arrive at work or school or wherever our Monday duties lead us with busted brackets and memories of incredibly close games and buzzer beaters. Many of the Goliath basketball programs–the Dukes (yea!), the Kansases, the North Carolinas, the Syracuses–have been sent packing early, while other, smaller or less prestigious basketball programs–the Daytons, the San Diego States–have survived and advanced. Indeed, a powerhouse will likely win the tournament, but the fact that Wichita State, for example, managed to get a one-seed in this tournament is of note.

Inspiring teen fighting cancer continues to live her life on the b-ball court

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Ebony Nettles-Bey has been playing basketball since the second grade. Her passion for the game led her team to its first-team all conference honors and a scholarship offer from UW-Milwaukee.

Nettles-Bey had a promising career in the sport ahead of her when she moved to Verona, Wisconsin this summer. Then she got the most devastating news of her entire life.