A postgame scuffle involving youth basketball players in Bloomington prompted dozens of adults to take up the confrontation verbally, police said Sunday.

The altercation occurred Saturday evening at Bloomington Kennedy High School and erupted when three 12-year-old boys “engaged in a physical confrontation” after the game, said Deputy Police Chief Mike Hartley.

Soon after the boys were done being boys, about 40 adults faced off in a “verbal dispute,” Hartley added.

“From what the officers could determine at the scene, the parents’ involvement was not physical,” Hartley said.

“Bloomington officers gained control of the situation and cleared those involved from the activity center,” he said.

There were no injuries, and no arrests were made, Hartley said.