By now, most have heard about the Covenant School’s 100-0 victory over Dallas Academy Jan. 13.
Yesterday, Covenant fired Coach Micah Grimes, calling the blowout “shameful.” Grimes, however, emailed the Dallas Morning News disagreeing with the decision.
I do not agree with the apology or the notion that the Covenant School girls basketball team should feel embarrassed or ashamed,” Grimes wrote in the e-mail, according to the newspaper.
The game has ignited an old debate on message boards about whether or not playing such a game is running up the score, or just how the cookie crumbles.
What I thought most interesting in the story released today is that Texas has no mercy rule in girl’s basketball. Why not? It’s the right thing to do.
In California, our mercy rule states that when a team attains a 40-point lead the clock then runs, not stopping for timeouts or free throws, even if the lead again dips below 40.
Story link: http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/9134384?MSNHPHMA