A Christian school in Dallas has apologized for a “shameful” 100-0 victory in girls basketball, reports the Houston Chronicle. Covenant School is seeking to forfeit its game against the Dallas Academy, a small school for students with learning problems. In four seasons, the girls’ team hasn’t won a game.
In the statement on the Covenant Web site, (headmaster Kyle) Queal said the game “does not reflect a Christ-like and honorable approach to competition. We humbly apologize for our actions and seek the forgiveness of Dallas Academy, TAPPS and our community.”
Covenant was up 59-0 at halftime, but continued to score 3-point baskets.
When I did readings from my book, Our School, I usually read the chapter about “the shortest basketball team in America.” They learned how to lose — and eventually they learned how to win.
That’s the lesson Dallas Academy’s girls have learned: Don’t quit.
“My girls never quit,” (athletic director Jeremy Civello) said. “They played as hard as they could to the very end. They played with all their hearts at 70-nothing, 80-nothing and 100-nothing. I was really proud of them. That’s what I told them after the game.”
Apparently, Covenant ran up the score till they hit 100 and then eased up for the rest of the game.