107-2 high school girls basketball score sparks controversy

Bloomington South beats Arlington

INDIANAPOLIS - A final score of 107-2 in a central Indiana girls high school basketball game is sparking outrage.

The Bloomington South High School girls basketball team beat Arlington High School in Indianapolis by a huge margin on Tuesday night.

Arlington's only two points came from free throws in the second and third quarters.

"(The score) is probably not what we would like to see," said Chris Kaufman, spokesman for the Indiana High School Athletic Association, although he noted the organization does not have a so-called mercy rule.

Bloomington South coach Larry Winters told RTV6 he played all nine girls on the team.

The final score ignited debate online Tuesday night, with ESPN tweeting out the unusual numbers.

"Say what you want, but a 107-2 score makes Bloomington South look worse than it does Arlington," tweeted Jake Query, a host for 1260 WNDE.

The debate also raged on the RTV6 Facebook page , where most commenters were upset by the 107-2 score.

"I'm from Bloomington and think that's just wrong. They should have pulled the players!" wrote Amy Clark Woolf.
 
"Coaches should of pulled players or they should of called the game," Jamie Trusty Haddan wrote. "Nothing like disgracing the other team. Coaches should of thought of how the other teams players felt and what it would of felt like if that was their team."
 
But others defended the game.
 
"Nothing wrong with that at all," Matt Lucas wrote.
 
"I think it's a game and should be played however they want to as long as no rules are broke," Danielle Gwaltney wrote. "Is Bloomingtons team that good...or is Indys that bad?!"
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