Ohio High School Displays Dignity After Girls' Basketball Team Suffers 108-1 Defeat

Ohio High School Girls' Basketball Team Loses 108-1
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02/19/2016 AT 03:10 PM EST

It's not whether you win or lose!

On Wednesday night, an Ohio girls' high school basketball team was defeated 108-1 by their opponent in a sectional semifinal game – but they're not letting it get them down.

Northeast Ohio College Prep went 0-28 from the field and 1 for 4 from the free-throw against Cleveland's Gilmour High School in the upsetting loss, Cleveland.com reports.

Gilmour Athletic Director Jeff Walrich says their athletes did what they could to "slow the game down."



"Last night's game is the type of game that isn't much fun for either team ... There is some misinformation out there that we pressed the whole game and kept our starters in the whole game, and that just isn't true," he told WKYC.

Despite the unfavorable outcome, Northeast Ohio College Prep remains extremely proud of their athletes and upbeat about the trying situation.



"At Northeast Ohio College Preparatory School, our scholars are taught to embody respect, responsibility, and relentlessness. All three characteristics were on display yesterday," the school said in a statement.

Prep goes on to congratulate the winning team: "We faced an incredibly talented team and we congratulate Gilmour Academy on their victory and pursuit of a championship."

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