Riverside Poly boys’ basketball team is placed on probation for CIF violations

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The Riverside Poly boys’ basketball team is banned from competing in this year’s playoffs and has been placed on probation for multiple violations of CIF rules, the Southern Section announced Wednesday. It’s one of the stiffest punishments imposed in years by the Southern Section.

The school also must forfeit all games from 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-2022. Poly was 26-3 last season and is 17-10 this season.

The violations were uncovered during a Riverside Unified School District investigation and forwarded to the Southern Section.

The Southern Section indicated the school does not intend to appeal the sanctions.