Halftime lasted an extra 20 minutes on Friday during a boys basketball game in Iowa.
Host Valley (West Des Moines, Iowa)
was leading Dowling (West Des Moines, Iowa) 33-27 at the halftime break when fire alarms suddenly went off.
The Des Moines Register reported that the crowd, estimated at 2,700, had to be completely evacuated due to clouds of smoke created by the malfunction of a popcorn machine that turned caramel corn to charcoal.
The newspaper added that Valley also had an overheated machine that caused a problem during a girls game in 1992 and a boys game in 1993. After delays, both games were completed.
Once the smoke had cleared, Valley poured in 45 points during the second half to post a 78-67 victory. University of Iowa recruit Peter Jok
poured in 25 of his 37 points, including 9-of-9 free throws, after the long intermission. He also drilled six 3-pointers. Watch more videos of Valley basketball