BOSTON (CBS) – It was a big night for the Catholic Memorial basketball team. They were playing at the TD Garden for the Division 1 state semifinals against Cambridge Rindge and Latin Monday night, but something big was missing.

Erin Fitzgerald’s brother plays on the team and she says, “When it’s such big game, they need their fans with them.”

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CM decided to ban their own students from the Garden game after an ugly incident Friday during the Newton North game, that’s when students yelled “You killed Jesus.”

Many of the Newton students are Jewish. Newton students yelled too screaming, “Where are your girls?” CM is an all-boys school.

Erin Fitzgerald says, “I think that, honestly, it’s excessive. What they said was inappropriate and I was at the game and saw it happen, but it’s unfair to the boys who are playing here on the team that they can’t have their students to cheer them on.”

The punishment is not going over well with players’ families.

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Kay Forde’s son is on the team and she says, “We apologized right at the game. That’s how the community did address it. I feel at this point, it’s like an international incident.”

Braintree students cheer for Catholic Memorial basketball team (WBZ-TV)

Braintree students cheer for Catholic Memorial basketball team (WBZ-TV)

It’s why these other students are here, they aren’t from CM, but rival Braintree, wearing CM red to send a different message, one they hope can make a difference.

Aiden Adams says, “I know what they said and it wasn’t pleasant or right, I do think they should have someone there.”

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CM ended up losing the game 77 to 73.

Kate Merrill