They are talking about this at weei.com. Seems a LOT about the story was exaggerated. The school is a private school, not a school for special needs kids. The Big Show is starting now if you want to listen in.
The coach of the winning team has now been "let go" because he wouldn't apologize for the margin of victory. That makes me angry. They pay him to teach the kids how to make shots and keep the other team from making shots. Would it have been in the spirit of sport to tell the kids stop shooting once they were up by 50?
Originally posted by Traveling Again The coach of the winning team has now been "let go" because he wouldn't apologize for the margin of victory. That makes me angry. They pay him to teach the kids how to make shots and keep the other team from making shots. Would it have been in the spirit of sport to tell the kids stop shooting once they were up by 50?
I guess the Covenant coach could have had his girls quit pressing when they were up 50; the box score [ http://www.maxpreps.com/texas/basketball/covenant-(dallas)/dallas-academy-(dallas,-tx)/boxscore.aspx?contestid=7244913a-da4f-4251-bd48-5518e8347afd&schoolid=cf0692b2-3e8e-417a-b5f3-1f731ea9dbfc&ssid=9f835eb4-0a53-4bec-89a8-a39e076e9f88&urpath=,local,stats ] shows that Covenant had 6 defensive rebounds, ergo Dallas Academy only shot 6 times, which leads me to believe that Covenant pressed all game. I don't think it was that "mean" of a coaching decision to press all game, if you think about it, the Covenant coach was giving the DA girls a lesson in basketball. His lesson: you better work on your handles or your going to get blown out the same way every night. Anyways, if the DA parents are that mad about losing by so much, they should lobby for a mercy rule at the next PTA meeting. No coach should get fired for executing his game plan and letting his players thrive on the hardwood. I am sure Savannah Smith, a Covenant player who had a 48 pt 8 rebound and 13 steals night, would love to get a scholarship to a D-1 school and what better way to get the scouts attention than to lead your team in a 100-0 rout. Do any of you think a D-1 program would hate to have a competitor with a killer instinct and ice water in her veins that plays both sides of the floor?
I doubt that any D-1 program is going to make evaluations during a mismatch like this. A D-1 program is going to focus on how a player does when the game is close against a challenging opponent.
If you wanted to evaluate an upcoming grandmaster, you're not going to be interested in how quickly he/she disposes of someone with a 1200 rating. You're going to want to see games against other grandmasters.