The Froid-Medicine Lake girl’s basketball team in Montana recently defeated Brockton, which ordinarily wouldn’t be a newsworthy event.
But they happened to beat Brockton 102-0 in what sounds like one of the worst basketball games of all time, and it was so bad that Brockton coach Terrence Johnson stopped keeping stats after the first quarter.
One of Johnson’s players got sick, which led to several players being sick and the team only having five players available for the game. Johnson told the Great Falls Tribune that his roster was about as limited as it gets by the time the game started.
“My other girl came down sick and couldn’t go, so we had to start the game with only five players,” Johnson said. “We had one eighth-grader, a first-year freshman and three sophomores. One sophomore was playing for the first time since sixth grade, the freshman had never really played ball until this year.
“The ones who couldn’t play were my upperclassmen; my ball handlers.”
One of this five players twisted an ankle, and another injured her knee and couldn’t finish the game.
“We got down quickly and stopped taking stats in the first quarter,” Johnson said. “I’m not sure if we even hit double figures in field goal attempts.”
Apparently it’s the first time a team has been shut out in Montana, and it’s the first time it’s happened anywhere since 1907.
It’s hard not to feel sorry for the Brockton team, and they should’ve had a running clock or a mercy rule long before the score got so out of hand.
(h/t The Big Lead)