Red Wing girls basketball player throws punch at New Prague playerRed Wing girls basketball sophomore standout Tesha Buck punched New Prague's Anna Rynda in the head during the second half of Friday's game. Rynda said she was bruised between the ear and cheekbone.
Red Wing girls basketball sophomore standout Tesha Buck punched New Prague's Anna Rynda in the head during the second half of Friday's game. Rynda said she was bruised between the ear and cheekbone.
Buck threw the punch near the Red Wing bench as teammate Marisa Toivonen was putting up a shot in the paint.
Rynda guarded Buck for the duration of the game and held her to 11 points.
No foul was called on the play. Jason Bakke, one of the game's officials, was not aware of the punch until he was told about it Thursday.
"I am really oblivious, in all sincerity," Bakke said.
Buck did not play in the Wingers' 59-35 loss Tuesday at Shakopee. Red Wing coach Kraig Ulveling has declined to comment on whether she will play in Friday's home game against Chanhassen.
Red Wing athletic director Matt Schultz said discipline is being handled internally.
"The Minnesota State High School League is not involved," Schultz said.
He also said that Buck is practicing with the high school team.
Buck is Red Wing's leading scorer, averaging 15.5 points per game. Buck said she already has been offered a scholarship to play for Wisconsin-Green Bay and that she is interested in Minnesota.
It's possible Red Wing and New Prague could meet again in the Section 1AAA playoffs.