Game ends in lopsided 108-1 score

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WTVD) -- A Cleveland girls' basketball coach is defending his team after winning a game Wednesday night 108-1.

According to, Gilmour High School coach Bob Beutel said his team didn't deliberately run up the score in a lopsided win Wednesday over Northeast Ohio College Prep.

He said junior players were put in the game early on.

"Our intent was to not run anything up, and we took steps to not disrespect our opponent," he said.

In a statement, Northeast Ohio College Prep said the school was "extremely proud of the camaraderie and sportsmanship that our team displayed during and after the game" before they congratulated Gilmour on the victory.
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