Saw this news out of Texas:
"Officials from The Covenant School visited Dallas Academy on Thursday morning to apologize for their girls' basketball team's "victory without honor" in last week's 100-0 game. Meanwhile, on its school website, Covenant said it has made a formal request to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools that it forfeit the game."
I've never seen a score that outrageous. I've seen large margins... but can't remember one in which one team didn't score any points at all. How should a coach handle this situation?
The worst game I've seen in person was a 65-8 drubbing between two small high schools. The winning team had its bench completely empty and was working on set plays and different things to pass the time. The problem is, if you pass the ball around the perimeter for six straight minutes just to burn clock, it's almost just as embarrassing as if you continue to attack the basket. I felt the winning coach of the game I saw did what she could to play honorable and still get something accomplished for her team. That's all you can ask a coach to do.
My college friend told me of a game she played in eighth grade where they were losing 31-1 at halftime and ended up falling 55-3. The winning team had a prodigy who ended up playing a little bit in the WNBA.
Looking back, she laughs about it.
Of course, with college or pros, I'm of the belief that anything goes. If you can't stop them, get a better team.
In rec league, we would always let our 300-pound big man chuck up 3's after we started losing by more than 40 points (which was about every week). So I guess it all depends.
I heard this game was different. They coach really ran the score up. I heard they went into a full court press in the second half to try and run the score up to 100. That is why school officials apologized and want to forfiet the game. Now that is unsportmanslike
The AP has the full article in Newsday:
Thats just crazy especially with girls. Where do you draw the line?
Just saw that the coach is not sorry for what he did and he has been fired. Just Firing?
well fired and his name is proabbly tarnished for long time. That man should never be allowed to coach again. he is a disgrace.
I wish I had a coach like that, a guy who likes to put the nail in the coffin. Senda a message not to mess with us.
Well Marion you probably would have made a horrible coach...
I just like winners. Im a winner, Thats why im the best poster on the forum.
Well that coach is a loser. I hope he never coaches again at any level. What he is teaching is not valauble to anyone at any level.
He will certainly findi it difficult to coach again. But he'll be an assistant somewhere.
He should be an assistant at a school for the blind where they dont know what this scumbag looks like. It will be hard for any parent to let him coach their son/daughter once they find out who he is
Just the kids are blind doesn't mean the parents are. But perhaps you're right.
Lil Penny, it sounds like you just dont like to win. Let me use some analogies.
Would you want the terrosrists to win, no, you go over to afghanastan and beat themm 100-0.
Would you want Saddam to win, no, you go to Irag and drop a hundred spot on his face.
And yes I just compared middle school girls basketball to the war on terror.