BREESE — Mater Dei sophomore guard Zach Haake suffered a dislocated left kneecap during a 47-35 loss to crosstown rival Breese Central on Wednesday afternoon in the opening round of the 52nd annual Mater Dei Christmas Tournament.
The contest was delayed 27 minutes while medical personnel attended to Haake.
During the delay, two fans also were treated by for fainting spells.
Haake went down hard after driving to the basket early in the second quarter.
Haake, who averages 7.3 points per game, remained down for 20 minutes before being carted off on a stretcher. He smiled and waved to the concerned crowd as he excited the court.
Haake's father, Brian, became physically ill upon arriving to check on his son as he lay under the basket. Several players appeared stunned as they walked away from the scene.
"It's hard for kids to stay focused after something like that," said Mater Dei coach Brian Perkes.
The game was stopped with 7:33 left in the second quarter. Both teams returned to the locker room during the delay.