Tensions Arise Following Boys Basketball Game Against the Episcopal School of Dallas

Andrew Mann

A boys basketball game between Greenhill and Episcopal School of Dallas on Jan. 14 ended with an exchange of heated words and other allegations of misconduct, according to students and administration.

Following the Hornets’ tense 53-48 victory, both student sections ran onto the court. Several ESD fans started profane cheers and threw masks and garbage on the court, an email from Greenhill Head of School Lee Hark to Upper School students said.

“They engaged in profane and disrespectful cheers, they disregarded our rules on wearing face masks and they purposely left garbage on our court,” Hark said of ESD students in his email.

Hark said that he and Head of Athletics and Physical Education Jarrett Shine talked with ESD administration about the incident. Hark said that ESD administration “addressed these incidents directly with their students.”

Hark also expressed his appreciation for the restrained response of Greenhill students.

“Thank you for leading with integrity; I would have expected nothing less,” Hark said in the email to Upper School students. “I have no doubt that we will quickly move past this and back to the positive rivalry that our schools have shared for decades.”