(POST AND COURIER) — A rivalry between local basketball fans heated up this week when Wando High students said they were punched and kicked after “Tebowing” during a game against West Ashley High.

Two teenage fans were beaten — one to the point of vomiting — as they walked outside after the game, which ended in a 20-point rout by Wando. Neither required hospitalization.

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The mother of one victim said West Ashley students felt taunted when Wando fans participated Tuesday night in the act of “Tebowing” — mimicking Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow by dropping to a knee and placing a hand to the forehead in prayer.

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