SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – According to ESPN, the head coach of a high school women’s basketball team in California has been suspended for two games following their 161-2 win. The game was the most lopsided victory in state history.
Arroyo Valley High girls’ coach Michael Anderson said he wasn’t trying to run up the score against Bloomington High.
At halftime, the score of the game was 104-1.
When the teams returned to the floor, Arroyo Valley started their bench players.
“The game just got away from me,” Anderson told the San Bernardino Sun. “I didn’t play any starters in the second half. I didn’t expect them to be that bad. I’m not trying to embarrass anybody.”
Anderson said he hoped that would make the game more even, but the bench players performed better than he expected..
“People shouldn’t feel sorry for my team. They should feel sorry for his team, which isn’t learning the game the right way,” Bloomington coach Dale Chung said.
This is not Arroyo Valley’s first lopsided victory of the season.
According to ESPN, Anderson’s team had won four previous games by at least 70 points, and Bloomington had already lost a game by 91.
Anderson’s son has taken over coaching responsibilities until his father’s suspension ends on Jan. 19.