Narbonne girls' basketball team reinstated in playoffs after uniform color controversy

HARBOR CITY, Calif. -- A California Interscholastic Federation appeals panel reversed its previous decision that stripped the Narbonne High School girls' basketball team of a playoff victory Saturday for wearing jerseys with pink letters and numbers in honor of breast cancer awareness.

CIF rules prohibit teams from wearing any unofficial school color without permission.

The Narbonne High School girls' basketball team was forced to forfeit its 57-52 semifinal win against View Park Saturday after the team wore illegal uniforms.

"Uniform colors may only be a combination of the official school colors. Pink is not a school color at Narbonne. Penalties will include probation and forfeiture of contents," the CIF said in a statement released Monday.

The reversal means the girls will be able to play in the section finals on Saturday, but they'll be doing it without their coach, who was suspended for the jersey infraction.

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