High school basketball: 'Inspiring' girls fare better in blowout rematch

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  • skeptical critic west jordan, utah
    Feb. 4, 2011 5:29 p.m.

    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.

  • Why So Serious small town Utah, UT
    Feb. 4, 2011 1:21 p.m.

    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.

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    Feb. 4, 2011 12:51 p.m.

    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.

  • skeptical critic west jordan, utah
    Feb. 4, 2011 11:41 a.m.

    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 my guess.

  • sherlock holmes Roosevelt, UT
    Feb. 4, 2011 8:55 a.m.

    Let's hope the coach and players learned from the first game.