Tennessee Girls High School Basketball Teams Get Fined and Kick Out of Playoffs Trying to Deliberately Lose

The TSSAA removed Riverdale and Smyrna from the high school girls basketball postseason on Monday following a report from a high school referee in charge of their District 7-AAA consolation game held Saturday where he said that both schools “played to lose the game.”

Both Rutherford County schools were placed on restrictive probation by the high school association for the rest of the school year and probation for the 2015-16 school year.

Both schools were fined $1,500.

They were trying to lose to get a better seeding in the playoffs.

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If you are going to do this, don’t make it look so obvious:

The referee said “one time a Riverdale girl looked at one of the officials and gave the official a 3-second signal, wanting him to call three seconds on her. Smyrna stood in the lane as well to have us call three seconds on them.”

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