Detroit Cass Tech pitched a shutout, which wouldn’t be unusual if it were the football team.
This was the girls basketball team.
The Lady Technicians blanked hapless Detroit Osborn, 80-0, tonight at Cass Tech.
Coach Marissa Thrower took the starters out in the second half in an effort to keep the score down, but Osborn couldn’t muster a single point.
Here’s the scoreboard.
“It was Senior Night, our last home game,” Thrower said. “Don’t make me out to be a bad guy. We did not press Osborn. My starters…they played about 6 minutes the entire game. I don’t know what to do in a situation like that.”
Thrower said Osborn dressed about nine players.
“My starters only played 6 minutes in the first quarter, then I put the seniors back in for literally 2 seconds, just so they could get a standing ovation when I took them out because it was senior night,” said Thrower.
Cass improved to 11-3 and 7-1 in the Public School League with its only loss coming to King.
Junior Jazmen Evans led Cass with 16 points. Freshman Shy’Nell Ponder added 12.
There was a running clock the entire second half. Thrower said she was more shocked than embarrassed.
“As a former athlete myself, you never want to see anything like that,” she said. “You hear about stuff like this. You want it to be a competitive game. It was just a bad situation. A mismatch.”
Thrower won’t have to worry about a shutout on Saturday when the Lady Technicians travel to Birmingham Detroit Country Day to face the Yellowjackets.