November 30, 2011

Kentucky Middle School Basketball Team Beats Opponent By The Score of 100-2

During my time covering non-professional sports, I've seen some pretty lopsided scores but nothing more incredible than a middle basketball team in Kentucky beating an opponent, 100-2.

The victors of that game were Pikeville Independent Middle School against Kimper Elementary/ Middle School at the Pike County Preseason Tournament. While most might be say that Pikeville intentionally ran up the score, the team's head coach Bryan Johnson said they didn't:
Pikeville first championship of the season came at Pike County Preseason Tournament. The tournament included a 100-2 shellacking in their first game of the season against Kimper Elementary. Kimper (K-8) is a small public school with 180 students in Kimper, Kentucky.  Johnson told Scouts Focus that he received “a lot of flack” from the 100-2 victory through various online and local mediums. Johnson told Scouts Focus that these mediums attempted to stir controversy, which he feels unjustified under the extenuating set of the circumstances.

Johnson told Scouts Focus that he left his starters in for only 1:48 where they pressed until the lead blossomed to 25-0. Pikeville then proceeded to back up into a 2-3 zone defense for the rest of the half where they ballooned to an unheard of 70-0 lead. Johnson reinserted his starters in the beginning of the second half where he instructed his team to stop playing defense and coax Kimper into scoring. Johnson told Scouts Focus that he had two clear options; to stall the ball or keep playing. Johnson stressed that his goal was to not embarrass any of the opposing kids. Pikeville’s attempts of allowing Kimper to score proved fruitless. Johnson told Scouts Focus that the opposition could not hit any of the many open threes or layups they were coaxed freely into pursuing.
Below are some of the highlights from that lopsided affair:

(Courtesy of Off the Bench and Scouts Focus)

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