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    Winner in 100-0 girls game wants forfeit

    Associated Press
    Jan. 22, 2009, 2:18PM

    Tony Gutierrez AP

    DALLAS ó A Texas high school girls basketball team on the winning end of a 100-0 game has a case of blowout remorse.

    Now officials from the winning school say they are trying to do the right thing by seeking a forfeit and apologizing for the margin of victory.

    In a statement Thursday on The Covenant School's Web site, the head of school said, "It is shameful and an embarrassment that this happened.'' He went on to say that Covenant has made "a formal request to forfeit the game recognizing that a victory without honor is a great loss.''

    Last week Covenant, a private Christian school in Dallas, defeated Dallas Academy 100-0. Covenant was up 59-0 at halftime.

    A parent who attended the game told The Associated Press that Covenant continued to make 3-pointers - even in the fourth quarter. She praised the Covenant players but said spectators and an assistant coach were cheering wildly as their team edged closer to 100 points.

    "I think the bad judgment was in the full-court press and the 3-point shots,'' said Renee Peloza, whose daughter plays for Dallas Academy. "At some point, they should have backed off.''

    Dallas Academy coach Jeremy Civello told The Dallas Morning News that the game turned into a "layup drill,'' with the opposing team's guards waiting to steal the ball and drive to the basket. Covenant scored 12 points in the fourth quarter and "finally eased up when they got to 100 with about four minutes left,'' he said.

    Dallas Academy has eight girls on its varsity team and about 20 girls in its high school. It is winless over the last four seasons. The academy boasts of its small class sizes and specializes in teaching students struggling with "learning differences,'' such as short attention spans or dyslexia.
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    Apologizing for the margin of victory? Completely aside from the fact that this is a girls' team, that's pussy.
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    Maybe a school that specializes in educating girls with special needs doesn't need to be playing basketball games against a general school.
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    I think that trend in youth sports where everyone gets a trophy and we don't keep score is silly. But how about a little common sense? If a lead gets up to 40 or 50 points in high school football or basketball let's call it a day.
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    Don't apologize!!!

    You play 100% till the buzzer.

    The only thing that is unecessary would be if the winning team were going for circus shots or trick passes and acting like the Harlem Globetrotters.

    Good game girls!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Maybe a school that specializes in educating girls with special needs doesn't need to be playing basketball games against a general school.
    The special needs are "short attention span" and "dyslexia". It's not like they whomped a girls' team playing from wheelchairs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    The special needs are "short attention span" and "dyslexia". It's not like they whomped a girls' team playing from wheelchairs.
    Maybe they thought they only lost 001 - 0?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Gravy View Post
    Maybe they thought they only lost 001 - 0?
    Now that's funny! :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Now that's funny! :D
    I'm not proud of myself for this at all, but yes - yes, it is. :p
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    Back in the old days, Georgia Tech beat Cumberland 222-0 in a college football game.
    Where was the outrage?

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