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(Yahoo)   High School girls' basketball team owns the other team at the state tournament so badly that the school superintendent apologizes afterwards. Score? 93-7   ( sports.yahoo.com) divider line
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2018-03-05 01:20:52 PM  
Talk about getting dunked on. John Heisman levels of pwnage there.
 
2018-03-05 01:30:43 PM  
 
2018-03-05 01:37:34 PM  
the Vikings kept many of their starters in the game until late, kept up the full-court press into the third quarter, and even tossed daggers like pulling up for a three-point shot at the end of the third quarter to go up 70-4.

Classy.
 
2018-03-05 01:41:18 PM  
The only question I have is how lopsided is this conference if one of these teams was still good enough to get into the sectionals round, to begin with, and be down 70-4?
 
2018-03-05 02:17:48 PM  
Someone screwed up the tournament balancing or that was one helluva Cinderella team that had a bad day finally.
 
2018-03-05 02:32:51 PM  
Madison Park is a vocational school on Malcolm X Blvd. in Roxbury.  The director was just placed on leave and one of their labs just had a hazmat incident.  They're in trouble over there.

A girls basketball team from a troubled voc school is going to need Gene Hackman's Hoosiers-like coaching to be successful.  And double from Dennis Hopper.
 
2018-03-05 02:36:21 PM  
Obviously, the team that scored 7 points was involved with point shaving.
 
2018-03-05 02:53:31 PM  
Did the losers get a participation trophy?
 
2018-03-05 03:08:30 PM  

vygramul: Someone screwed up the tournament balancing or that was one helluva Cinderella team that had a bad day finally.


TFA mentioned the losing team had a 10-10 record....
 
2018-03-05 03:12:54 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Madison Park is a vocational school on Malcolm X Blvd. in Roxbury.  The director was just placed on leave and one of their labs just had a hazmat incident.  They're in trouble over there.

A girls basketball team from a troubled voc school is going to need Gene Hackman's Hoosiers-like coaching to be successful.  And double from Dennis Hopper.


I have literally never heard of Madison Park. But the first thing I can think of with it is, if you look at the Enterprise (the local-est paper for EB), the pic of the girls from Madison Park? They're not even all in the same uniform. How are they even fielding a team in the first place???
 
2018-03-05 03:25:19 PM  
There's no excuse for that. The winning coach should be suspended for the rest of the tourney.

I can understand if they sat their starters, and were only sending one defender down court in the 2nd half. Sometimes the other team just isn't a match for anybody. But putting on a full court press when you have a 70 point lead?
 
2018-03-05 03:30:17 PM  

Nadie_AZ: the Vikings kept many of their starters in the game until late, kept up the full-court press into the third quarter, and even tossed daggers like pulling up for a three-point shot at the end of the third quarter to go up 70-4.

Classy.


yeah it would have been better if they just stood there and passed the ball to each other for minutes at a time. or maybe offered to score in the wrong basket to help things out. that's not condescending or insulting or anything

Have your say ... and, maybe just for a second, think about how you'd handle being on the "7" side of a 93-7 beatdown.

I would 100% stop caring 5 seconds after the game ended
 
2018-03-05 03:32:40 PM  
I don't know...heading into a state tournament you're going to want to refine your systems and get your starters court time, but on the other hand, maybe give them a break in the 2nd half.  Either way, I love blowouts
 
2018-03-05 03:34:22 PM  

FriarReb98: Nana's Vibrator: Madison Park is a vocational school on Malcolm X Blvd. in Roxbury.  The director was just placed on leave and one of their labs just had a hazmat incident.  They're in trouble over there.

A girls basketball team from a troubled voc school is going to need Gene Hackman's Hoosiers-like coaching to be successful.  And double from Dennis Hopper.

I have literally never heard of Madison Park. But the first thing I can think of with it is, if you look at the Enterprise (the local-est paper for EB), the pic of the girls from Madison Park? They're not even all in the same uniform. How are they even fielding a team in the first place???


You know... for a vocational school the mismatched uniform thing might be more embarrassing than the scoreboard.
 
2018-03-05 03:37:32 PM  
Leaving starters in and not burning the clock is kind of a dick move. He ran up the score because his team could. Put the freshmen in.
 
2018-03-05 03:39:12 PM  

Sgt. Expendable: vygramul: Someone screwed up the tournament balancing or that was one helluva Cinderella team that had a bad day finally.

TFA mentioned the losing team had a 10-10 record....


That doesn't tell us much. Albemarle High School had a winning record, dominating its division. When it finally ran into one of the Richmond area teams, they got crushed like bugs.
 
2018-03-05 03:46:50 PM  
When the coaches shook hands after the game, I hope that the losing coach quoted Pete Carroll:

"What's your deal?"
 
2018-03-05 04:04:04 PM  
We had a piece of shiat coach try to pull a 'slow-play' thing because there is no shot clock for girls b-ball here.  They lost 17-4 or something.
 
2018-03-05 04:05:53 PM  

vygramul: Someone screwed up the tournament balancing or that was one helluva Cinderella team that had a bad day finally.


Here in Ohio, you are seeded by vote by the other teams in your sectional. The top seeds can place themselves in the brackets wherever they want. So we do have the occasional blowouts.  But I have no respect for a team that presses the whole game with a lead like that.  If he plays his bench, good.  Press for a minute or two because they need that experience.  Then pull them off.

CSB: When I was in High School (35+years ago) our girls JV basketball team beat a team 34-0. By the 4th quarter our girls were standing in the lane not playing defense and the other team still couldn't score.  It was pitiful. The other team dropped the JV team after that and moved everyone to Varsity.
 
2018-03-05 04:09:24 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: You know... for a vocational school the mismatched uniform thing might be more embarrassing than the scoreboard.


This very obviously is a school that needs the high school version of "club level" athletics. That could go for like half the schools in Boston, but still.
 
2018-03-05 04:22:18 PM  

Mercutio879: There's no excuse for that. The winning coach should be suspended for the rest of the tourney.


Bullshiat. The game is a full 60 minutes. If the losing coach didn't want their team to lose that badly, they could've forfeited at any point. But if you're not going to throw in the towel, you can't whine when the winners go for the knockout.
 
2018-03-05 04:25:34 PM  
I used to coach youth sports when my kids were playing and besides abuse from the parents I had to deal with the issue of blowouts on both sides.  When the team I was coaching was up I also made kids play positions outside their comfort zone and rested as much as I could the best players.  When we were on the downside it was annoying as fark to see some jerkass coach keep his best players in to run up the score and in the handshake line I always said to them "remember it is supposed to be fun for all the kids"
 
2018-03-05 04:34:08 PM  

interstellar_tedium: I used to coach youth sports when my kids were playing and besides abuse from the parents I had to deal with the issue of blowouts on both sides.  When the team I was coaching was up I also made kids play positions outside their comfort zone and rested as much as I could the best players.  When we were on the downside it was annoying as fark to see some jerkass coach keep his best players in to run up the score and in the handshake line I always said to them "remember it is supposed to be fun for all the kids"


this is fine for little kids playing on an 8-foot rim when sometimes the other team just wants to pick their nose and run in circles. by frickin high school you can deal with getting blown out
 
2018-03-05 04:34:31 PM  
Maybe the losing team messed up and took the black pills.

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2018-03-05 04:39:02 PM  

ElwoodCuse: yeah it would have been better if they just stood there and passed the ball to each other for minutes at a time. or maybe offered to score in the wrong basket to help things out. that's not condescending or insulting or anything


you really think those are anything like playing the 2nd stringers, getting back on defense, and laying off the 2 pointers?
 
2018-03-05 04:42:38 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: ElwoodCuse: yeah it would have been better if they just stood there and passed the ball to each other for minutes at a time. or maybe offered to score in the wrong basket to help things out. that's not condescending or insulting or anything

you really think those are anything like playing the 2nd stringers, getting back on defense, and laying off the 2 pointers?


Yes because high school kids are not stupid and can tell exactly what is going on

If this was such a shameful and devastating display the game could have been simply called off at any point
 
2018-03-05 04:45:05 PM  
On the face of it, sorry high school kids in state tournaments, if you aren't good enough to put up double digits while allowing a team to score 90, then be thankful you got to play another game. It's not pee-wee league. On the other hand, pressing for most of the game that you are winning by half a hundred is kind of a dick move. On the third hand, its the state tournament, you want your kids to stay in the flow of the game/schedule, maybe you are working in some things that you can't simulate as well in a non-game scenario. On the forth hand, winning by 80-something means this probably didn't simulate a game scenario any better than that dads-daughters scrimmage you held.

If anyone should apologize, its whomever reports on high school basketball. I mean, who the Peter cares?
 
2018-03-05 04:45:25 PM  

Theaetetus: Mercutio879: There's no excuse for that. The winning coach should be suspended for the rest of the tourney.

Bullshiat. The game is a full 60 minutes. If the losing coach didn't want their team to lose that badly, they could've forfeited at any point. But if you're not going to throw in the towel, you can't whine when the winners go for the knockout.


Bullshiat. There's a thing called sportsmanship. The game was basically decided at the end of the first quarter. It was obvious that the losing team was way out of it's league. The winning coach has plenty of options, pull your starters, lay off the full court press, tell your players to never shoot 3s. If the losing coach had forfeited, I'm sure there'd be plenty of people calling them sore losers and crybabies.

This wasn't going for the knockout. This was kicking a team for 3 quarters when it was already on the ground.
 
2018-03-05 04:46:42 PM  

The_Sponge: When the coaches shook hands after the game, I hope that the losing coach quoted Pete Carroll:

"What's your deal?"


And I hope the winning coach quoted Pete Carroll:  "Because we could."
 
2018-03-05 04:48:12 PM  

ElwoodCuse: by frickin high school you can deal with getting blown out


Yeah, but it goes deeper now. Like has been pointed out in this thread, this is a school that's crashing and burning (almost literally with that hazmat situation), that can't even get enough uniforms for their team. At this point, they need to reevaluate having a team in the first place.
 
2018-03-05 04:48:59 PM  

ElwoodCuse: If this was such a shameful and devastating display the game could have been simply called off at any point


It depends on if Massachusetts has a mercy rule. The ref's hands may have been tied.
 
2018-03-05 04:49:49 PM  
That definitely sounds like something Jim Harbaugh would say.

The "What's your deal?" thing happened when they were college coaches.
 
2018-03-05 04:52:09 PM  

ElwoodCuse: interstellar_tedium: I used to coach youth sports when my kids were playing and besides abuse from the parents I had to deal with the issue of blowouts on both sides.  When the team I was coaching was up I also made kids play positions outside their comfort zone and rested as much as I could the best players.  When we were on the downside it was annoying as fark to see some jerkass coach keep his best players in to run up the score and in the handshake line I always said to them "remember it is supposed to be fun for all the kids"

this is fine for little kids playing on an 8-foot rim when sometimes the other team just wants to pick their nose and run in circles. by frickin high school you can deal with getting blown out


Just pointing out the mentality of people which is to go for the blowout in freaking 3-4 year old soccer.  And even in high school only a very few are playing for a college scholarship the rest it is for fun.  Christ a 50-7 victory is the exact same as 100-7 in the end, put in the freshman and let them get some playing time as you will need them in the next few years.
 
2018-03-05 04:54:53 PM  
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2018-03-05 04:56:45 PM  

Mercutio879: Theaetetus: Mercutio879: There's no excuse for that. The winning coach should be suspended for the rest of the tourney.

Bullshiat. The game is a full 60 minutes. If the losing coach didn't want their team to lose that badly, they could've forfeited at any point. But if you're not going to throw in the towel, you can't whine when the winners go for the knockout.

Bullshiat. There's a thing called sportsmanship. The game was basically decided at the end of the first quarter. It was obvious that the losing team was way out of it's league. The winning coach has plenty of options, pull your starters, lay off the full court press, tell your players to never shoot 3s. If the losing coach had forfeited, I'm sure there'd be plenty of people calling them sore losers and crybabies.

This wasn't going for the knockout. This was kicking a team for 3 quarters when it was already on the ground.


Sportsmanship also includes forfeiting when you're outmatched. Hell, check out the Olympics - in curling, the Swedes forfeited the last round since they couldn't overcome the point deficit to the US, and that was for a gold medal. They could've forced them to play out that round, but there was no point.
Same thing here. The losing coach could've thrown in the towel, but they didn't. That forced the other team to keep playing their best, because that's also sportsmanship.
 
2018-03-05 05:22:27 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Yes because high school kids are not stupid and can tell exactly what is going on


These are things routinely done in college and the pros.
 
2018-03-05 05:25:08 PM  

Theaetetus: That forced the other team to keep playing their best, because that's also sportsmanship.


No it's not.  It's being an asshole.

I agree that the coach on the losing side should have forfeited though.
 
2018-03-05 06:04:43 PM  

Theaetetus: Mercutio879: Theaetetus: Mercutio879: There's no excuse for that. The winning coach should be suspended for the rest of the tourney.

Bullshiat. The game is a full 60 minutes. If the losing coach didn't want their team to lose that badly, they could've forfeited at any point. But if you're not going to throw in the towel, you can't whine when the winners go for the knockout.

Bullshiat. There's a thing called sportsmanship. The game was basically decided at the end of the first quarter. It was obvious that the losing team was way out of it's league. The winning coach has plenty of options, pull your starters, lay off the full court press, tell your players to never shoot 3s. If the losing coach had forfeited, I'm sure there'd be plenty of people calling them sore losers and crybabies.

This wasn't going for the knockout. This was kicking a team for 3 quarters when it was already on the ground.

Sportsmanship also includes forfeiting when you're outmatched. Hell, check out the Olympics - in curling, the Swedes forfeited the last round since they couldn't overcome the point deficit to the US, and that was for a gold medal. They could've forced them to play out that round, but there was no point.
Same thing here. The losing coach could've thrown in the towel, but they didn't. That forced the other team to keep playing their best, because that's also sportsmanship.


You're also assuming that the coach had that choice. Forfeiting may incur a fine that the school wouldn't be able to pay. I'm guessing, though. I've never seen a forfeit in Iowa high school athletics that wasn't due to illness or something.

There's no reason at all for the opposing coach to keep his kids playing their best, other than being an asshole. The kids learned nothing, and if there were college scouts in the audience, they saw nothing of interest, either.
 
2018-03-05 07:02:41 PM  

Theaetetus: Mercutio879: There's no excuse for that. The winning coach should be suspended for the rest of the tourney.

Bullshiat. The game is a full 60 minutes. If the losing coach didn't want their team to lose that badly, they could've forfeited at any point. But if you're not going to throw in the towel, you can't whine when the winners go for the knockout.


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2018-03-05 07:03:46 PM  

ElwoodCuse: interstellar_tedium: I used to coach youth sports when my kids were playing and besides abuse from the parents I had to deal with the issue of blowouts on both sides.  When the team I was coaching was up I also made kids play positions outside their comfort zone and rested as much as I could the best players.  When we were on the downside it was annoying as fark to see some jerkass coach keep his best players in to run up the score and in the handshake line I always said to them "remember it is supposed to be fun for all the kids"

this is fine for little kids playing on an 8-foot rim when sometimes the other team just wants to pick their nose and run in circles. by frickin high school you can deal with getting blown out


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2018-03-05 07:06:29 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: ElwoodCuse: yeah it would have been better if they just stood there and passed the ball to each other for minutes at a time. or maybe offered to score in the wrong basket to help things out. that's not condescending or insulting or anything

you really think those are anything like playing the 2nd stringers, getting back on defense, and laying off the 2 pointers?

Yes because high school kids are not stupid and can tell exactly what is going on

If this was such a shameful and devastating display the game could have been simply called off at any point


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2018-03-05 07:12:29 PM  

Theaetetus: Mercutio879: Theaetetus: Mercutio879: There's no excuse for that. The winning coach should be suspended for the rest of the tourney.

Bullshiat. The game is a full 60 minutes. If the losing coach didn't want their team to lose that badly, they could've forfeited at any point. But if you're not going to throw in the towel, you can't whine when the winners go for the knockout.

Bullshiat. There's a thing called sportsmanship. The game was basically decided at the end of the first quarter. It was obvious that the losing team was way out of it's league. The winning coach has plenty of options, pull your starters, lay off the full court press, tell your players to never shoot 3s. If the losing coach had forfeited, I'm sure there'd be plenty of people calling them sore losers and crybabies.

This wasn't going for the knockout. This was kicking a team for 3 quarters when it was already on the ground.

Sportsmanship also includes forfeiting when you're outmatched. Hell, check out the Olympics - in curling, the Swedes forfeited the last round since they couldn't overcome the point deficit to the US, and that was for a gold medal. They could've forced them to play out that round, but there was no point.
Same thing here. The losing coach could've thrown in the towel, but they didn't. That forced the other team to keep playing their best, because that's also sportsmanship.


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2018-03-05 07:13:44 PM  
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2018-03-05 07:17:07 PM  

steelydanfan: Theaetetus: Mercutio879: Theaetetus: Mercutio879: There's no excuse for that. The winning coach should be suspended for the rest of the tourney.

Bullshiat. The game is a full 60 minutes. If the losing coach didn't want their team to lose that badly, they could've forfeited at any point. But if you're not going to throw in the towel, you can't whine when the winners go for the knockout.

Bullshiat. There's a thing called sportsmanship. The game was basically decided at the end of the first quarter. It was obvious that the losing team was way out of it's league. The winning coach has plenty of options, pull your starters, lay off the full court press, tell your players to never shoot 3s. If the losing coach had forfeited, I'm sure there'd be plenty of people calling them sore losers and crybabies.

This wasn't going for the knockout. This was kicking a team for 3 quarters when it was already on the ground.

Sportsmanship also includes forfeiting when you're outmatched. Hell, check out the Olympics - in curling, the Swedes forfeited the last round since they couldn't overcome the point deficit to the US, and that was for a gold medal. They could've forced them to play out that round, but there was no point.
Same thing here. The losing coach could've thrown in the towel, but they didn't. That forced the other team to keep playing their best, because that's also sportsmanship.

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2018-03-05 08:33:06 PM  

Theaetetus: Mercutio879: There's no excuse for that. The winning coach should be suspended for the rest of the tourney.

Bullshiat. The game is a full 60 minutes. If the losing coach didn't want their team to lose that badly, they could've forfeited at any point. But if you're not going to throw in the towel, you can't whine when the winners go for the knockout.


And if you think it's OK to keep going for a figurative knockout well after you've beaten your opponent to death on the scoreboard, don't be surprised if they go for a knockout of your players.

I dont know why we think beating the sh*t out of those who can't defend themselves is OK in any aspect of life.

/would've shoved anyone playing press up 70 into the basket support after they got a steal
//go earn your points if you love 'em so much
 
2018-03-05 08:40:13 PM  
Seriously, the mentality behind "just keep crushing them" is the same mentality behind "We write the laws to keep you poor and allow us to take all your sh*t and prevent you from forming unions simply because we can. Do better despite clearly having fewer resources and having no one willing to teach you how to stop us."
 
2018-03-05 08:44:02 PM  

IAmRight: Theaetetus: Mercutio879: There's no excuse for that. The winning coach should be suspended for the rest of the tourney.

Bullshiat. The game is a full 60 minutes. If the losing coach didn't want their team to lose that badly, they could've forfeited at any point. But if you're not going to throw in the towel, you can't whine when the winners go for the knockout.

And if you think it's OK to keep going for a figurative knockout well after you've beaten your opponent to death on the scoreboard, don't be surprised if they go for a knockout of your players.

I dont know why we think beating the sh*t out of those who can't defend themselves is OK in any aspect of life.

/would've shoved anyone playing press up 70 into the basket support after they got a steal
//go earn your points if you love 'em so much


Sportsmanship: violently attacking someone because you're losing.
 
2018-03-05 09:02:22 PM  

Theaetetus: IAmRight: Theaetetus: Mercutio879: There's no excuse for that. The winning coach should be suspended for the rest of the tourney.

Bullshiat. The game is a full 60 minutes. If the losing coach didn't want their team to lose that badly, they could've forfeited at any point. But if you're not going to throw in the towel, you can't whine when the winners go for the knockout.

And if you think it's OK to keep going for a figurative knockout well after you've beaten your opponent to death on the scoreboard, don't be surprised if they go for a knockout of your players.

I dont know why we think beating the sh*t out of those who can't defend themselves is OK in any aspect of life.

/would've shoved anyone playing press up 70 into the basket support after they got a steal
//go earn your points if you love 'em so much

Sportsmanship: violently attacking someone because you're losing.


I don't know what you're talking about. That's called "making them earn their points." It's just a foul, perfectly within the rules of the game.

As is a well-placed foot under the ankle of a jump-shooter.

Oh, you lost any chance at a career because you wanted to sh*t on someone while they were down? Too bad, so sad.
 
2018-03-05 09:13:31 PM  

Creeping Malaise: vygramul: Someone screwed up the tournament balancing or that was one helluva Cinderella team that had a bad day finally.

Here in Ohio, you are seeded by vote by the other teams in your sectional. The top seeds can place themselves in the brackets wherever they want. So we do have the occasional blowouts.  But I have no respect for a team that presses the whole game with a lead like that.  If he plays his bench, good.  Press for a minute or two because they need that experience.  Then pull them off.

CSB: When I was in High School (35+years ago) our girls JV basketball team beat a team 34-0. By the 4th quarter our girls were standing in the lane not playing defense and the other team still couldn't score.  It was pitiful. The other team dropped the JV team after that and moved everyone to Varsity.


Agreed with the whole fact that if you're up by that much, you shouldn't have your starters still playing. /still bitter when my HS coach only played the favorites and I only got to play when we were up or down by 30 :\
 
2018-03-05 09:23:25 PM  
I would have gone out and found some giant ants and succeeded them on the winning team.

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