January 27, 2003
The Albany State basketball team will have to play West Georgia without leading scorer Flem Tucker.
Tucker, who is second in the S.I.A.C. in scoring, will serve a one game suspension handed down by the league after a fight during the first half of last Monday's game in Augusta against Paine College.
Antavious Hilliard will also miss the non-conference game with West Georgia while forward Ayman Hunter served his one game suspension last Thursday at Tuskegee.
Hunter sat out that game because he was ejected from the Paine game.
The Lions were hit very hard by the conference who has suspended six Paine College players one game for their role in the brawl.
Paine College has also been fined $500 because the SIAC says their player started the fight by kicking Ayman Hunter on the floor.
The fight started in front of the Paine bench which emptied onto the floor.
The Albany State players not in the game stayed on their bench.
Tucker and Hilliard got involved when they tried to come to the rescue of their teammate who was surrounded by Paine College players.