Atlantic City Girls Basketball Beats Pleasantville 108-7
To say the Pleasantville girls basketball team got beat is an understatement.
The Atlantic City girls basketball team defeated the Pleasantville girls team by a score of 108-7 on Monday night that's sparked a local debate.
The Pleasantville team trailed by 55 points at halftime when the score was 61-6.
Things declined from there when the Greyhounds were held scoreless in the third period which led to a final score of 108-7.
The Vikings outscored their opponent 29-0 in that third quarter and 18-1 in the fourth.
According to the Press of Atlantic City, the Viking girls did not press and head coach Jason Lantz told his team to pass at least five times before taking a shot. Cape-Atlantic League president Steve Fortis spoke with both schools and admitted that the game was lopsided, but it wasn't "intentionally lopsided.
(Listen to CAL President Steve Fortis discuss competitive balance)
The lopsided score of 108-7 has indeed attracted local and statewide attention in that why wasn't a mercy rule of some sort applied to this unfortunate situation?
There is no mandated mercy rule in basketball like there is in football and other sports, but common courtesy is sometimes used.
"When it got to 90 points after the third quarter, I went to the refs and asked them to keep the clock running, but it didn’t happen," Greyhounds head coach Alex Harley told Press of Atlantic City.
Harley also said that once the score did hit 90, the fans started to cheer for the Vikings to reach 100 points, which was "devastating" to the team.
The natural and geographic rivalry between Pleasantville and Atlantic City will always be in tact, but as Harley asked -- "what good does it do to score 108 points?"