Whoa Nellie: After talking to the coaches last night, my feeling was the west
ridge coach did not want CHS to make layups and run the break, which they could
have done every time they had the ball. The coach of CHS therefore decided this
would be a good game to work on outside shots, including 3's to prepare for
state. I saw many times where CHS had breakaways, but pulled back to work a set
and shoot jumpers. The stat line showed they shot 66 3's, only making 13. They
seem to need practice, that's for sure. Don't know if they were going for any
record, or even what that may be. I'm sure it's got to be higher than 13. I
guess this team can do nothing right in your eyes, perhaps they should have just
not shown up. And so what if they set a record anyway, what difference does that
make? west ridge doesn't care, why should you? And why bring religion into this?
It has nothing to do with basketball games, everyone competes and tries to win.
Is this the same Westridge school that beats many teams in baseball by 30 runs,
if it is why is this a big deal to you have been embarrassing other teams for
years. This school shows very little class during baseball season, I understand
they are two different sports but running up a score is running up a score. At the 1A level there is a big leap between the top and the bottom, but
teaching kids that they should have sportsmanship should be #1. It seems that it
is no longer the case, all some coaches and parents care about is the big W, yep
a win and they do everything they can to win. Sportsmanship sadly takes a back
seat. But hey Westridge you are in High School Athletics if you have to complain
get your kids into churchball. By the way a few years back Mount
Vernons girls team lost by a bigger margin then that, they just kept keeping
score when the other team reached 99 and they were held under 5 points, no news
story there. MV understood, it wasnt right but they understood.
Is it true that Christian Academy's intent was to set a state record for made
three-pointers and their coach, McGill, left his two best players in the game
for all but one minute of playing time? If so, that is a shame, a disgrace to
the school and very unChristian.
I think the coaches and players learned the media will jump on any story they
can wring their hands over and turn it into something it's not. If they think it
will get ratings, they will run with it. west ridge and their coach took
advantage of this, and played them like fools. they milked this thing as far as
they could, even though the players on west ridge & CHS just wanted the
whole thing to go away. maybe if west ridge had a coach that actually understood
basketball, they would be better. but looking at the scores through the season,
they show no signs of improving at all. and this, you have to lay on the
so-called "coach". if you can't handle the job, then don't do it. I
don't care what kind of kids you have, or what their situation is, you need to
have the ability to make them better, or you're just wasting everybody's time.
the girls seem to work hard and try, but don't seem to being taught anything
about the game. perhaps the coach doesn't know anything himself. that would be
Let's hope the coach and players learned from the first game.