After a 100-2 victory in a preseason basketball game, a Kentucky middle school team’s season may be canceled for poor sportsmanship.
Pikeville, a large middle school, played Kimper, a small K-8 school with students as young as 11 on the squad.
Pikeville led 25-0 just 1:48 into the game. The team dropped its full-court press and Coach Bryan Johnson removed all five starters. But the subs were too good for Kimper. Pikeville lead 70-0 by halftime. In the second half, the coach put the starters back in but told them to “stop playing defense” and give the opponents a chance to score.
Pikeville is scheduled to play Kimper during the season. Johnson says he’ll leave his eighth-grade players home.