A California high school girl’s basketball game ended with Arroyo Valley laying a 161-2 beatdown of Bloomington High earlier this week. As documented by the San Bernadino County Sun, Arroyo coach Michael Anderson has been castigated for lack of sportsmanship, but it does seem as though he took his foot off the gas a little bit in the rout:
"The fourth quarter was played with a running clock. Anderson said he tried to implement a running clock in the third quarter, but officials declined. Anderson said in the second half he also instructed his team not to take a shot until seven seconds remained on the shot clock. “I didn’t play any starters in the second half,” said Anderson, who guided Rialto to the Division II state finals in 2011 before coming to Arroyo Valley before the 2013-14 season. “I didn’t expect them (Bloomington) to be that bad, I’m not trying to embarrass anybody. And I didn’t expect my bench to play that well. I had one (bench) player make eight of nine 3s.”"
Anderson apparently got reprimanded by his school for what transpired, but does not expect to lose his coaching job.
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