**UPDATE** Iowa Basketball Player Who Punched Opponent Has Been Arrested (VIDEO)
**This story has been updated with arrest information**
The Nevada, Iowa, boys basketball team opened its season on Tuesday night with a 25-point victory on the road at Carlisle, but it was what happened after the game that is going viral.
As the two teams exchanged ‘Good Sportsmanship’ handshakes on the sidelines of Carlisle’s gymnasium, a Wildcats player wound up and punched a Nevada player twice, once in the stomach and once in the face. The Nevada player fell back into a teammate, who then wrestled the Carlisle player to the ground.
The video that has been making the rounds online, shows the fight lasting nine seconds, and there is no indication of why the fight started. The video ends with the Carlisle player on the ground and players from both teams trying to break up the fight.
It appears that the Carlisle player is wearing Jersey #4 in the video, which would be 5’8” senior Carter Prenosil, according to the team’s roster. It also appears that the player being attacked was 6’4” senior, Ty Dittmer.
TMZ reports that they spoke with Nevada’s Superintendent, Dr. Steve Gray, and he said that the player who was attacked is doing alright. TMZ also says that the Carlisle Police Department is investigating. An officer was in the gymnasium during the game, but the player was not arrested.
It’s unclear what led to the attack.
According to WHO-TV, the player has been arrested:
Carlisle Police Department releases details of assault investigation into incident following last night's Nevada vs Carlisle basketball game. The 17-year old defendant has been arrested and booked into Warren County Jail.
The release from the Carlisle Police Department states that as a result of the attack, the victim was indeed knocked unconscious, received injuries to his mouth, and received immediate medical care, including numerous stitches.
The attacker was identified as 17-year-old Carter Prenosil. He has been charged with Willful Injury-Causing Serious Injury, which is a Class-C Felony. Prenosil has been booked into the Warren County Jail.
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