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Snow strands Ohio basketball team on bus for 9 hours

November 17, 2018

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio university basketball team had plenty of time to think about a New York City tournament when snow stranded them on a city bridge for more than nine hours.

The Youngstown State team was on its way to New York for the Johnny Bach Classic when an unusually heavy November snowfall halted their travels Friday on the George Washington Bridge.

The Vindicator reports the players and coaches had plenty of snacks and water and passed the time watching movies. Head coach Jerrod Calhoun said it appeared the city wasn’t ready for the snow.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised a “full review” of the city’s response.

Youngstown State defeated Columbia 94-83 Friday night.

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Information from: The Vindicator, http://www.vindy.com

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