Posted: 5:15 pm Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Texas girls hoops team wants to forfeit 100-0 win 

By Jason Lieser

This is a pretty crazy story if you haven’t heard about it. The Covenant School, a private school in Dallas, Tx. beat Dallas Academy 100-0 last week and now wants the win forfeited.


You can read about the whole thing here:

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D95SG9OG0.html

A couple problems: One, is that there’s no mercy rule in Texas, which contributed to this happening. In Florida, there’s a running clock in the second half with a 35-point lead. It’s probably time for Texas to re-examine that policy.

The other, is that according to the story, Covenant was still playing with a full-court press and shooting three-pointers in the fourth quarter. The halftime lead was 59-0.

A couple of weeks ago, I popped in on Trinity Christian when they were playing district opponent Master’s Academy, not realizing what I was walking into. Very similarly, Master’s Academy was severely outmatched and the score after the first quarter was 56-10 in favor of Trinity.

Thankfully, the two teams agreed to run off the second quarter to get to the second half where there would be a running clock and Trinity did all it could to not make it any worse that it already was.

But that’s not what happened in Dallas. Covenant was still trying to put points on the board in the fourth quarter. Covenant was trying to get to 100. And now the team feels bad? Seems that judgement call is coming a little too late.