SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (PIX11) – A Southern California high school basketball team blew out their competition so severely that their sportsmanship is being questioned.
The girls of Arroyo Valley (14-1) this week beat Bloomington High 161-2 in a nonleague game, the San Bernardino Sun reported.
“People shouldn’t feel sorry for my team. They should feel sorry for his team, which isn’t learning the game the right way,” Bloomington coach Dale Chung said.
Chung said that Arroyo Valley played a full-court press for the first half of the game, netting them a 104-1 lead at halftime, the outlet reports.
Arroyo Valley coach Michael Anderson said he did not mean to embarrass any players or win by such a significant margin.
“I didn’t expect them (Bloomington) to be that bad, I’m not trying to embarrass anybody. And I didn’t expect my bench to play that well. I had one (bench) player make eight of nine 3s,” Anderson said.
He said proof of that lies in the fact that he did not report the incredible score to Maxpreps.com or to any newspapers.
But pictures of the scoreboard were posted to the team’s Facebook.
Bloomington’s past few seasons have been hectic, and just one player returned from last year’s last-place team, the Sun reports.
“I’m proud of my team, because it (ugly game) didn’t affect them,” Chung said. “But it should affect them a little.”
Click here to read more from the San Bernardino Sun.