There are few calls to shrink the size of the Texas girls basketball state tournament, but perhaps such a move still should be considered, after one game this week provided ample evidence of an enormous disparity in talent between two playoff teams.
The final score in Dallas Lincoln (Texas) High's Class 4A opening-round game against Seagoville (Texas) High was 81-5. Yes, you read that correctly; a high school playoff game -- not a necessary district game or a jaded, unbalanced preseason tournament matchup -- was decided by no fewer than 76 points. Lincoln featured five different players who scored in double-figures, which was more than you could say about Seagoville's entire team effort.
Yet Seagoville (pictured above during team drills), which entered the playoffs with a losing record at 11-19, isn't even the biggest victim Lincoln has ever claimed. According to the Dallas Morning News' Corbett Smith, Lincoln beat Woodrow Wilson (Texas) High in the same round of the 2003 playoffs byRead More »from 81-5 girls hoops playoff blowout raises questions in Texas