Thirteen days ago there was a Texas high school girls basketball game between The Covenant School and Dallas Academy. Both schools are private institutions, Covenant is a high end college prep school and Dallas Academy is a place that specializes in kids with learning difficulties. No one really expected much from this game as the Dallas Academy Lady Bulldogs have not won a game in 4 years. But when the dust settled and the score was 100-0, people were stunned.
The box score reveals Covenant scored 35 points in the first quarter and built a 59-0 lead at the half. The score after three quarters was 88-0. Apparently they kept the full court pressure on until the 100th point. Their crowd cheered wildly as they approached the century mark. In the end, the Covenant coach called the result "unfortunate".
The aftermath of this "unfortunate" display of sportsmanship has been predictable. Dallas Academy cancelled its remaining game with Covenant this season. They pulled out of the league, and are now putting together a non-league schedule. The Covenant School issued an apology on the school web site and offered to forfeit the game, however their coach remained defiant claiming his team played "with with honor and integrity". On the flip side, the Dallas Academy team has gained national media attention and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has invited the Lady Bulldogs to be his guests at an NBA game.
I am happy to report the Girls Basketball coach at The Covenant School was fired on Sunday after he continued to defend his honor and integrity in the face of the school apology. If this guy ever gets another coaching job in the world some administrator needs to go to jail.