HS Hoop Team Runs Up Score, Then Repents

Christian girls have second thoughts about 100-0 thumping
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2009 4:02 PM CST

A Dallas high school whose girls basketball team ran up a 100-0 score last week has forfeited what school officials called a “victory without honor,” the Dallas Morning News reports. The Covenant School, a Christian institution, defeated Dallas Academy, a high school for children with "learning differences" that has not won a game in 4 years.

Covenant’s principal called the victory “shameful” and an “embarrassment.” The team’s coach said Dallas Academy had “clearly emerged the winner” of the game, the AP reports. And Dallas Academy's coach and athletic director turned the other cheek. “We wish them all the best,” he said. “We don't think what happened is a reflection on those girls in any way.” (More Texas stories.)

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