Gilmour Academy's girls basketball team defeated Northeast Ohio Prep in a Division-III sectional semifinal game on Wednesday night. But the word "defeated" doesn't really do what Gilmour Academy did to their opponent justice. They demolished them. They destroyed them. They took them and spun them on a stick for two halves. If this was a video game, NEO Prep would have had to "pass the sticks" really early on in the game.
All in all, they scored 108 points. And their opponent only scored one. That's right. The other team was unable to even score one basket during the game.
Gilmour held a 72-1 lead at the half and then outscored NEO Prep 36-0 the rest of the game.
"Our intent was to not run anything up, and we took steps to not disrespect our opponent," Gilmour coach Bob Beutel told Cleveland.com. "They went 0-for-28 from the field and 1-for-4 from the free-throw line. We let them shoot."
Beutel also said he put in junior-varsity players in the first quarter.
As USA Today Sports notes, a similar blowout in girls high school basketball happened in January, when California's Clovis West High School defeated Rivera-Los Angeles by a score of 114-9.
Even if a team is significantly better than their opponent, logistically, coaches should find a way not to beat an opponent by over 100 points.
[h/t USA Today Sports]
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