High school basketball is fun because every once in a while, you see a game so delightfully lopsided that you can’t totally believe it’s real. That happened in an Ohio high school girls game between Gilmour and Northeast Ohio College Prep.
Gilmour ended up winning the game, 108-1.
Normally whenever you see a margin of victory over, say, 50 points, you expect that some shenanigans were afoot. Usually your mind goes right to one team running up the score on the other, but as Gilmour’s coach told Cleveland.com, that wasn’t the case.
“Our intent was to not run anything up, and we took steps to not disrespect our opponent,” Gilmour coach Bob Beutel said. “They went 0-for-28 from the field and 1-for-4 from the free-throw line. We let them shoot.”
There are so many mind-blowing things about this box score. Between Northeast Ohio College Prep not making a single shot to the fact that they probably turned the ball over a ton – unless they had possessions that were, like, two minutes long – this game is almost impossible to comprehend.
If there is a positive spin to this for Northeast Ohio College Prep, it’s that the team seemed to take the loss about as well as you can take a 107-point defeat. The school released a statement on Thursday saying they were proud of the camaraderie and sportsmanship that the team exhibited in the loss and congratulated Gilmour on the win.