Texas Girls Basketball Team’s Demoralizing Win: 100 – 0

Jan 23, 2009 12:37pm

ABC News’ Stu Schutzman reports: Outrageous! A demoralizing drubbing. Those are only two of the ways to describe the most lop-sided sports score in memory. Covenant girls basketball, 100. Dallas Academy girls, a big goose egg, 0–that’s ZERO. Covenant is a Christian high school in Dallas. The Dallas Academy is a private school for kids with learning disabilities. Most of DA’s girls hold no illusion that they would play varsity basketball anywhere else, but at least here they can compete and try to excel. And that’s exactly what they did against Covenant. "My girls never quit," Dallas Academy’s athletic director told the Dallas Morning News. "They played with all their hearts at 70-nothing, 80-nothing and 100-nothing." Across the court, Covenant’s coach called the outcome "unfortunate." "It just happened," he said. According to accounts of the game, it just happened in part because Covenant began the second half, ahead 59-0, by playing pressure defense and aggressive offense. We call that running up the score. Other accounts of the game are even more odious relating that one of the Covenant coaches was egging on the crowd and the team to make it to 100 points. Covenant has issued an apology on its website. "It is shameful that this happened," it said and has asked the league to allow it to forfeit the game. Just wonderful, after the fact. But the Dallas Academy Bulldogs may already be the big winners. They’ve taken away a valuable lesson from a classy and sensible coach. "I told them someday they will be on top in a similar situation and they should remember how they felt when some people were cheering for a team to score a hundred points and shut us out," the coach said. "…A lesson in sportsmanship that will last them a lifetime." And one other small victory. The next night Dallas Academy’s boys team played Covenant’s boys. The score: Dallas Academy 50, Covenant 38. it must have been sweet.

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