A Massachusetts school superintendent has issued an apology after their high school basketball team beat another team during a playoff game by 86 points.
The East Bridgewater Lady Vikings met the Madison Park Vocational High School Cardinals at the Division III South Sectional playoff game Wednesday. East Bridgewater was seeded fifth in the tournament, and Madison Park was seeded 12th.
East Bridgewater ended the game with the final score of 93-7.
East Bridgewater Superintendent Elizabeth Legault called the game an "unfortunate situation" Thursday, saying it is not a reflection of their student body or athletic program.
The girls' basketball coach has declined to comment.
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, which regulates high school sports in the state, says East Bridgewater did not violate any rules with their win.
Kristen Weeks, assistant principal at Madison Park, said in a statement to Western Mass News:
“We are very proud of our student athletes on the Madison Park girls basketball team for their winning regular season and qualifying for the Division 3 South State tournament. We are even more proud of our players and coaches for the character, integrity and resiliency they displayed in the face of adversity. They demonstrated remarkable sportsmanship during and after this challenging game. We look forward to building on the success of this season and coming back even stronger next year.”
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