Jan 16, 2015
Coach suspended after leading his team to 161-2 victory

The coach of a California girls basketball team who led his squad to a 161-2 rout earlier this month was suspended for two games, the school district announced Thursday.

Arroyo Valley High School beat Bloomington High School, a winless team that was clearly overmatched heading into the game. Arroyo Valley used a full-court trap for the entire first half, building a 104-1 lead going into the break.

You’d think that was enough, as 103-point leads tend to stick at any level. But Arroyo Valley continued with a half-court trap in the second half.

From SportingNews.com:

(Suspended coach Michael) Anderson had said he tried to keep the game as even as possible despite knowing that his team was far too good for the competition. “I didn’t expect them to be that bad, he said, according to the Daily Bulletin. 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.”

Bloomington coach Dale Chung didn’t exactly see it that way. “People shouldn’t feel sorry for my team. They should feel sorry for his (Anderson’s) team, which isn’t learning the game the right way, Chung said.

“I’ve known (Anderson) for about seven years, Chung said via the Daily Bulletin. He’s a great Xs and Os coach. Ethically? Not so much. He knows what he did was wrong.”

One thing that jumped off the page was, I had one bench player make eight of nine 3s. Putting your reserves in the game is a solid move, but having them heave nine 3s in limited minutes doesn’t exactly give them impression you’re backing off.

This game took place one week before a Pennsylvania girls basketball team beat its opponent by 112 points. The coach of the winning team refused to apologize, and there has been no suspension.

Anderson’s suspension means he’s able to return to the bench Jan. 19.

Photo via Twitter, @TroyMachir

Coach suspended after leading his team to 161-2 victory

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The coach of a California girls basketball team who led his squad to a 161-2 rout earlier this month was suspended for two games, the school district announced Thursday.

Arroyo Valley High School beat Bloomington High School, a winless team that was clearly overmatched heading into the game. Arroyo Valley used a full-court trap for the entire first half, building a 104-1 lead going into the break.

You’d think that was enough, as 103-point leads tend to stick at any level. But Arroyo Valley continued with a half-court trap in the second half.

From SportingNews.com :

(Suspended coach Michael) Anderson had said he tried to keep the game as even as possible despite knowing that his team was far too good for the competition. “I didn’t expect them to be that bad, he said, according to the Daily Bulletin. 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.”

Bloomington coach Dale Chung didn’t exactly see it that way. “People shouldn’t feel sorry for my team. They should feel sorry for his (Anderson’s) team, which isn’t learning the game the right way, Chung said.

I’ve known (Anderson) for about seven years, Chung said via the Daily Bulletin. He’s a great Xs and Os coach. Ethically? Not so much. He knows what he did was wrong.”

One thing that jumped off the page was, I had one bench player make eight of nine 3s. Putting your reserves in the game is a solid move, but having them heave nine 3s in limited minutes doesn’t exactly give them impression you’re backing off.

This game took place one week before a Pennsylvania girls basketball team beat its opponent by 112 points . The coach of the winning team refused to apologize, and there has been no suspension.

Anderson’s suspension means he’s able to return to the bench Jan. 19.

Photo via Twitter, @TroyMachir






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