Should School Have Apologized For 86-Point Win?
A Massachusetts School issued an apology after a basketball beatdown, but should they have to?
According to WCVB, the superintendent of East Bridgewater High School apologized for the East Bridgewater Lady Vikings' HUGE 93-7 win. The school unfortunate enough to be on the wrong end of that score was the Madison Park Vocational High School Cardinals. It was a Division III South Sectional tournament game.
East Bridgewater was the fifth seed and Madison Park was the 12th. It's important to note the seedings because the schools are seeded this way for a reason. The better season you have and the better team you have, the higher the seed. That's how it goes. Obviously as it turns out the higher seed was seemingly a lot better (at least in this game).
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association said that East Bridgewater did nothing wrong in their win and didn't violate any rules or regulations with their win.
East Bridgewater superintendent Elizabeth Legault apologized and said that the situation does not reflect their student body or athletic program, according to the report.
I'm sorry but, huge success is not the reflection you want? I understand sportsmanship and all of that. I realize that you shouldn't be out there trying to drive the ball down someone's throat when you're up by so much, but when you win by 86 I think it's just a matter of the other team not showing up... at all.
I don't think there needed to be an apology at all. Your school was the higher seed and the better team on the court that day. You won and you won big. That's nothing to be ashamed of. It's not little league. There's no mercy rule. A win is a win is a win.
Do you think the win was too much? Should East Bridgewater have apologized? Is the apology too much? What do you think?