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The last time there was a girls basketball score this lopsided there was a national debate and the coach of the winning team got fired.
There doesn't appear to be that kind of firestorm following a 102-0 victory last week by Froid/Medicine Lake (Medicine Lake, Mont.)
According to the Great Falls Tribune
, Brockton, the home team, was down to just four players following an illness before the game and an ankle injury during the contest, which was 59-0 at halftime. There was a running clock the entire second half.
Froid had three players at least 6-foot tall and Brockton's tallest player was 5-7. None of them had much experience and none were older than sophomores. Several upper-class players, all ball-handlers, were unavailable.
"We knew what we were getting into," Brockton seventh-year coach Terrence Johnson told the newspaper. "My girls did everything possible to score, and we were trying to find a way to get a crooked number up there. They (Froid) did nothing wrong."
That said, Froid coach Lance Brekke wasn't very happy afterward. He said he felt bad for Brockton. His team lost a nail-biter 56-54 the following night to Poplar.
"This will never happen again, that's for sure," he said.
It happened in 2009 in Dallas Texas, when the Covenant School defeated Dallas Academy, 100-0. Covenant School fired its head coach Micah Grimes. Like this week's game, the score was 59-0 at halftime. See the 2009 story of 100-0 girls basketball game.
That story and firing received national attention and Dallas Academy, which was winless over its previous four seasons, received high praise for playing hard to the end.
Johnson, the Brockton coach, said he wasn't upset with his girls either and they weren't particular upset.
Johnson told the newspaper: "At the end of the day, they all went home and asked: ‘What's for dinner, Mom?' "