It Was Close for Seven Seconds or So . . .


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It Was Close for Seven Seconds or So . . .

Postby bad hammy » Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:10 am

HS basketball game won by 104 points: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/m ... ml?cnn=yes
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Postby guru » Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:05 am

No surprise to those of us who live in Cincinnati.

It's an interesting story, and some of you may have read the article in SI a week ago about the community and the team(NCH). Mayo, considered the "next LeBron", is the top rated junior in the country, and Walker both transferred to NCH from WV as freshmen, and Ellis, almost 7 ft. tall, just added to the misery for the small schools that make up the league they are in. It probably won't be the last 100 point victory, with schools with names including "country day" and "christian" making up the rest of the league, though to their credit NCH has scheduled schools like Oak Hill Academy, and most of Ohio and Cincinnati's big school powerhouses, for their non-league schedule.

All legal since they have a "legal guardian" who lives in NCH's district, they make NCH look more like a prep school roster than a suburban public school.

Being a Division 3 school here in Ohio(Division 1 being the big schools), a repeat state championship is not even a question, and that fact that all this talent has come to a small, sleepy suburban public high school in Cincy has raised more than a few eyebrows across the state. But they're playing by the rules so not much anyone can say.

I know this: I'm glad I don't coach one of those league schools who have to face them, and who know it will be like stepping in the ring with Mike Tyson. I can't imagine how a coach will inspire them, and wouldn't be surprised to see a kid get seriously hurt playing NCH.
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Postby bambam » Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:05 pm

I'm sorry. I got confused. When I saw the title of this thread, I thought you were talking about the Duke - Texas hopp game.

And Sports Illustrated said Duke was overrated!
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