I know you were waiting for this all day - so here it is, right before Cinderella went back to being somebody nobody wanted. Ever.
It's sad that East and West both have had two important starting players face disciplinary actions this week. But, I have to applaud the administration at West for sticking to their athletic code, and East coach Wendell Jeffries for sticking to his personal one.
While we get wrapped up in the games people play, at this level they're still kids. And kids still make mistakes. And, certain mistakes carry punishments. In the current athletic climate, with overzealous parents, misguided authority figures and over-involved fan bases, too often the punishments are bypassed for the sake of the "team's success" and what fans or alumni want.
Good for these two programs for helping these kids (hopefully) learn some lessons.