High School Basketball Team Scores 17 Points On One Play
HS Basketball

If David Stern Watched This HS Game, These Refs Could Be Called Up Shortly To Work NBA Playoff Games.

2/12/09 in HS Basketball   |   Pat   |   5233 respect



In basketball, a 4-point play is pretty unusual. It happens every once in a while, when a player gets fouled while shooting a three-pointer, makes it anyway, and drains the foul shot. That's pretty cool. It's nothing, however, compared to the 17-point play that Rio Americano High School pulled off last Friday.

Down by 5 points with 12 seconds left, things were looking pretty grim for the RA Raiders boys basketball team. However, in a crazy turn of events, they ended up with 18 foul shots.

From the Sacramento Bee:
"The dispute happened after Bella Vista's Justin Haley blocked the shot of Rio Americano's Pierce Burton, who in turned fouled Haley so hard that members of both teams came out onto the floor, although Waldman and Bella Vista boys coach David Gonzalez concurred no punches were thrown.


Burton was assessed a technical foul and ejected.

Gonzalez said he, his father Paul, a Broncos' assistant, and seven bench players were assessed technicals for going onto the court. Each technical resulted in two shots.
"

It's safe to say that we have all seem some poor officiating in our day, and no doubt there have been some calls that had a direct impact on the outcome of a game. But the officials in this one took it to a whole new level.

By awarding a team 18 free throws, they took the game completely out of the players' hands, and turned it into a free throw shooting drill. Bella Vista was awarded 8 free throws, as well, making six of them. Rio Americano's Zach Nathanson shot all 18 shots for their team, and made 17 of them, resulting in a 68-62 victory.

No word yet on whether or not David Stern has contacted the officials concerning their availability for the upcoming NBA playoffs, but they seem like they would definitely fit the bill.


High School Basketball Team Pulls Off Rare 17-Point Play For The Win [Sac Bee] via [Deadspin]
Notify me by email about comments that follow mine. Preview

2/13/09   |   spankyc14   |   14 respect

pobodys_nerfect wrote:
I'm suprised an angry mob didn't rush the court and beat on them idiots. I would have gone crazy.

gym wasn't exactly packed

2/13/09   |   THE_Smoot   |   70 respect

NBA Refs are the greatest thing since THE Brian Kendrick's Sliced Bread #2...

2/13/09   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
I don't get the title nor the last sentence in the article, Pat...are you insinuating there is actually something wrong with how the NBA refs officiate...?

I would never insinuate such a thing.

2/13/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

I don't get the title nor the last sentence in the article, Pat...are you insinuating there is actually something wrong with how the NBA refs officiate...?

2/13/09   |   deveshrocker

yanksawboy wrote:
The most worst game ever.

its bad minton

2/13/09   |   Chris   |   3 respect

Holy crap, that team scored 25% of their points in technically NO time. That must be a record. I want to see Shaq attempt a 17-point play. He'll be the next "Build-a-House" show.

2/12/09   |   Icefan847   |   10 respect

Protest should be filed  and refs fired. Should have been one bench technical for each team - not each player. I know it's a 'kids' game - but these kids want to win - they bust their butts every time at practice and to have an ego-driven ref steal away a game is a shame.

2/12/09   |   WhoDey   |   6 respect

yanksawboy.. please.  post it in one comment or not at all.

and this is f*cking ridiculous!!!!

2/12/09   |   yanksawboy   |   8 respect

 Hey the Knicks could use some free throws.

2/12/09   |   yanksawboy   |   8 respect

 Rasheed Wallace will give up 80 tenhnicle fouls.

2/12/09   |   yanksawboy   |   8 respect

Boski93 wrote:
Just like the coaches draw it up.  .  .

 Like I will draw it up.

2/12/09   |   yanksawboy   |   8 respect

 Hey there just lik 9 to 12 year old leauges they suck. This is like a hockey game in january the Rangers gave up so much penalties that of never happened and they were down by 2 men. This is weird but the blackhawks only scored one powerplay goal on like ten changes. The Rangers had like 3 and scored one that was in overtime they won 3 to 2.

2/12/09   |   THE_Smoot   |   70 respect

My high school's girls b-ball team lost by one because of a foul that could've occurred after the final buzzer.

Maybe NBA officials and high-school refs should switch places.

2/12/09   |   frenchy62   |   3 respect

Hopefully the governing body for California HS Athletics will look at whether to maintain the certification of the officials responsible for this. Their handling of this situation sounds as though it was nothing short of a complete embarassment.

2/12/09   |   WhoDey   |   6 respect

yanksawboy wrote:
The most worst game ever.

Most worst?

2/12/09   |   pobodys_nerfect

I'm suprised an angry mob didn't rush the court and beat on them idiots. I would have gone crazy.

2/12/09   |   yanksawboy   |   8 respect

 This is idiotic ridiculos friduclos lidocus and retarted.

2/12/09   |   yanksawboy   |   8 respect

 The refrees should get banned they suck.

2/12/09   |   derms33   |   17652 respect

at keast Shaq wasn't the shooter, they may still have lost

2/12/09   |   THE_Smoot   |   70 respect

Maybe Tim Donaghy shouldn't go to/be in jail...

2/12/09   |   yanksawboy   |   8 respect

 I will shoot 16 frre throws and make one

2/12/09   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

Just like the coaches draw it up.  .  .

2/12/09   |   yanksawboy   |   8 respect

The most worst game ever.

2/12/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4216 respect

I give the Bella Vista team credit for not just walking off the court.  Thats ridiculous.