MATTAPOISETT (WBSM) — The Old Rochester boys basketball player who spit on a Pittsfield player during Monday night’s Final Four state tournament game is no longer with the team, school officials said.

According to the Standard-Times, the incident happened with 5:24 remaining in the third quarter of the March 11 MIAA Division 2 state semifinal against Pittsfield. The player that was spit on was identified as junior Malachi Perry, who responded by pushing the ORR player.

Perry was called for a technical foul for his actions, but no foul was called on the ORR player. WBSM has chosen not to identify the ORR player as his name was not released by school officials nor was it reported in the Standard-Times.

A joint statement was released Wednesday afternoon attributed to ORR Superintendent Michael Nelson, ORR Principal Mike Devoll, Athletic Director Chris Carrig and Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Steve Carvalho.

The school officials said they were made aware of the incident on Tuesday, and that “district administration immediately launched an investigation,which confirmed the incident.”

"Old Rochester Regional High School has identified the player involved. He is no longer a member of the Old Rochester Boys varsity basketball team and has since taken responsibility for his actions,” the statement read. "The school will also follow its policies and procedures as they relate to student discipline.”

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The school officials also said they have been in contact with the Pittsfield Public Schools administration and that they also reported the matter to the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association.

"The Old Rochester Regional School District and MA Superintendency Union #55 administration express our deepest regrets to the Pittsfield team and school community at large,” the statement concluded. “We place the highest value on sportsmanship and will continue to expect the best from our student-athletes as leaders in our school communities."

ORR won the game 82-72 and will now face the winner of tonight's semifinal game between No. 1 Charlestown and No. 4 Taconic.

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