What constitutes an excessive blowout that crosses the line for good sportsmanship?
Earlier this season, the discussion was about Arroyo Valley girls basketball’s 161-2 win over Bloomington.
While it doesn’t involve a local team, but what about Hemet Tahquitz’s 26-0 boys soccer victory over Los Angeles Summit View West?
Which is worse? Well, the girls basketball game probably should never have been scheduled by the athletic directors, but the soccer was a Division 5 playoff game.
The girls basketball score was 104-0 at halftime, and the leading scorer in the game, Tamera Trigg, scored 43 points compared to her season average of about 27.
In the boys soccer game, it wasn’t reported what the score was at halftime. Marcos Rojo led the way for Tahquitz with seven goals. He had scored only 11 on the season before that. But the team had 14 different players score goals, and two others had assists.
So are they both bad? And if so, which is worse? To be honest, I’d really need to see tape of both games. I’m sure something could’ve been done in both instances to hold the game down a little, but I don’t exactly know how excessive it was.
I once reported about the aftermath of a game now nearly 20 years ago, a girls soccer game between Bonita and Ganesha. I believe the final score was 19-0 in favor of Bonita, in a league game. The problem was, the coach left his star player, Kendra Payne, in the game for too long and she set a CIF-SS record with 13 goals in the game (which I believe still stands). The consensus seemed to be that this was excessive, because they were scoring goals just so Payne could get the record.
But 26-0 and 161-2? Whether excessive or not, it didn’t do the winning teams much good. Arroyo Valley girls basketball lost in the first round of the playoffs, while Tahquitz lost in the next round to Rialto. Did those teams get what they deserved? Some might say so, but I don’t think so, just that playing that kind of opponent isn’t really going to help in the long (or short) run.
Here is who is left in the playoffs from San Bernardino County for boys and girls basketball and boys soccer, with girls soccer playing today
Open Division Semifinal
Etiwanda at Mater Dei
Ayala at Anaheim Canyon
Redlands East Valley at Colony
Division 6 semifinals
Rio Hondo Prep at Hesperia Christian, Friday
Orangewood Academy at Joshua Springs, Monday
Cajon at Oaks Christian
Chino Hills at Windward, 5 p.m.
Etiwanda at Los Alamitos
Alta Loma at Troy
Santa Barbara at Summit
Norco at Eisenhower
Lakeside at Colony
Orangewood Academy at Aquinas
Bloomington Christian at Avalon, 5 p.m.
Eisenhower’s Aaryon Green (No. 13), against Cajon earlier this season.
The Eisenhower girls’ promising CIF-SS hopes were dealt a blow with the season-ending knee injury to star Long Beach State-bound senior 6-foot-2 forward/center Aaryon Green. Green suffered the injury in the opening minutes of last week’s 38-32 win over Perris. Eisenhower, seeded third hosts Walnut in the second round of the 2AA playoffs tonight (Wednesday).
Eisenhower boys basketball coach Ray Jimmerson, above, talks after his team was eliminated in the second round of the Division 2AA playoffs. Eisenhower finished tied with Redlands for the Citrus Belt League title, but went as the league’s No. 2 entry because of the head-to-head tiebreaker.
Eisenhower defeated Whittier 64-60 in the first round before losing to Ayala 61-45 on Tuesday.
Above, CIF-SS placers from Cajon
Here are the qualifiers from San Bernardino County for the CIF-SS Masters Meet this weekend at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario beginning Friday.
Organized by school, with number of qualifiers, which division they competed at last week and place.
Alta Loma (3, Southern): Alex Nunez (So., 1st, 113), Manny Salcedo (Sr., 3rd, 138), Antonio Cortina (Jr., 4th, 145)
Apple Valley (1, Northern): Austin Almendariz (Sr., 4th, 113)
Ayala (4, Eastern): Christian Higashi (Jr., 5th, 106), Bryce Avila (Sr., 4th, 126), Daniel Deleon (Sr., 3rd, 195), Chantz Avila (Jr., 3rd, 220),
Barstow (1, Coastal): Jose Rubio (So., 2nd, 120)
Bloomington (8, Central): Belal Akhras (Jr., 2nd, 106), Ismael Carbajal (Sr., 1st, 120), Julian Melecio (Sr., 1st, 126), Bryan Flores (Sr., 4th, 132), Patricio Galvan (Jr., 5th, 145), Andrew Pinedo (Sr., 5th, 170), Robert Castro (Sr., 1st, 195), Enrique Salazar (Sr., 5th, 285)
Cajon (3, Northern): Anthony Torrez (Jr., 5th, 120), Christian Calderas (Sr., 2nd, 170), Jonah Nugent-Gomez (Jr., 1st, 285)
Carter (2, Northern): Juan Heredia (Jr., 1st, 138), Allen Bonilla (Sr., 2nd, 160)
Chaffey (1, Southern): Michael Hamlett (Jr., 4th, 138)
Citrus Valley (1, Northern): Jacob Ponce (Fr., 5th, 106)
Colton (3, Central): Anthony Miranda (Fr., 5th, 106), Daniel Chavez (Sr., 5th, 152), Joel Hidalgo (Sr., 4th, 220),
Etiwanda (2, Central): Aaron Garcia (Sr., 2nd, 120), Merrill Ortiz (Jr., 5th, 132)
Fontana (1, Central): Jose Lopez (Sr., 2nd, 182)
Here is the rundown on what happened in quarterfinal play Saturday and when the winners play next:
San Clemente 14, Los Osos 3
Cerritos 7, Ayala 6
Charter Oak 11, Yucaipa 8
Los Altos 17, Cajon 3
Redlands East Valley 6, Temple City 3
Redlands East Valley at Los Altos;
Alta Loma 7, Santa Ana Valley 6
San Dimas 5, La Sierra 3
Foothill 18, Colony 7
At Ocean View HS
Foothill vs. San Dimas, 5 p.m.; Alta Loma vs. Hillcrest, 6:30 p.m.
Rim’s John Whisner talks about winning CIF-SS 106-pound title.
Los Osos’ Adam Cervantes talks about winning CIF-SS 152-pound title
Thrilling end to Cody Fahamokioa’s 2-1 win for the 220 title, getting an escape in the 2nd half of the 2nd overtime.
Rancho Cucamonga’s Fahamokioa talks about winning the 220-pound title.
Bloomington co-coach Gabe Schaefer talks after winning school’s first ever CIF-SS Individual Tournament team title.
Bloomington’s Ismael Carbajal wins 120-pound title
Bloomington’s Julian Melecio gets a late reversal (which stands after an extended discussion)
Julian Melecio talks after winning the 126-pound title
Robert Castro talks after winning 195-pound title.