Address one-sided basketball wins

Sunday January 20, 2013

The recent 100-point win by the St. Joseph boys’ basketball team is only the latest of a series of humiliating defeats that are beginning to occur much more frequently in high school basketball.

As an observer of high school basketball since 1945 (I grew up on Adams during its basketball heyday) and as an educator for 47 years, I fail to see any benefit for anyone from such wins. There needs to be a mercy rule, such as exists in softball and baseball, whether just stopping a game or having a running clock.

Coaches could also hold down the score. The present trend is not right.




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