Girls' high school hoops coach suspended after team's 161-2 win
Posted: Jan 17, 2015 11:55 AM CDT | Updated: Jan 17, 2015 3:35 PM CDT
San Bernardino Arroyo Valley girls basketball coach Michael Anderson told The Press Enterprise that he was suspended two games after his team beat Bloomington High School, 161-2 on January 5.
Anderson came under fire for the blowout and the score did not sit well with the opposing coach.
\"People shouldn't feel sorry for my team,\" Bloomington coach Dale Chung told the Daily Bulletin. \"They should feel sorry for his team, which isn't learning the game the right way.\"
Anderson said he benched his starters at halftime and told his players in the second half to milk the shot clock, the Press Enterprise reported. The strategy didn't have much of an impact.
\"It wasn't a good feeling (afterward),\" Anderson told the Press Enterprise. \"It's not something I'm proud of.\"
According to the Daily Bulletin, the win was actually the second-largest margin of victory in girls' basketball history in the region. In 1982, Hall of Famer Cheryl Miller led her Riverside Poly team to a 179-15 victory over Riverside Norte Vista.
In 2012, a 107-2 blowout win by a girls' team in Indiana made national headlines after ESPN reported on the lopsided win and some tweeted photos of the scoreboard.