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Detroit Prep Team Wins Basketball Game 80-0

Michael Gaio

It's a score that will make you look twice and no, it's not a typo. The girls basketball team from Detroit area powerhouse Cass Tech beat Detroit Osborn 80-0 in a playoff game Wednesday night.

Cass Tech, known for its prowess on the football field, won the game despite coach Marissa Thrower saying she did all she could to keep the score respectable. Thrower pulled her starters in the second half and a running clock was used after halftime.

"It was Senior Night, our last home game," Thrower told the Detroit Free Press. "Don't make me out to be a bad guy. We did not press Osborn. My starters... they played about six minutes the entire game. I don't know what to do in a situation like that."

Cass Tech improved to 11-3 overall and 7-1 in the Public School League. Meanwhile, according to Max Preps, Osborn finishes the season 3-10. One of its wins came via forfeit. Osborn suffered other lopsided defeats including a 65-6 loss and a 62-9 loss earlier this season.

It makes you question why the league allows all teams to make the playoffs.

"As a former athlete myself, you never want to see anything like that," Thrower said. "You want it to be a competitive game. It was just a bad situation. A mismatch."

Thrower's team isn't the only prep basketball team to win in major blowout fashion recently. Earlier this month we brought you the story of the girls basketball team in California that defeated an opponent 161-2. The coach of the winning team was suspended for two games for displaying poor sportsmanship. We also learned of a 91-7 final score in a girls prep game in New Mexico last Friday.

The losing coach in that game said there are no hard feelings.

"There was nothing wrong with this game," Manzaro head coach De'Mone Curry said after his team's 84-point loss to La Cueva. "Those girls are good, it's that simple. And we're struggling right now."

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