General Trass High -- a Class 2A school in far northeast Louisiana -- lost in the first round of the LHSAA girls basketball playoffs Thursday night to Red River High. By 95 points.
The final score was 100-5.
Despite going 0-16 in the regular season, General Trass was the No. 28 seed in the 32-team playoff bracket in Class 2A. Red River was the fifth-seeded team in the bracket.
General Trass also lost games in the regular season by scores of 68-6, 69-3, 63-4 and 57-8.
As The Advocate's Robin Fambrough pointed out, the LHSAA's foray into select and non-select split brackets for the basketball playoffs was sure to cause controversy.
In the Division V bracket, for example, Monroe-based Vision Academy is a No. 3 seed despite a 0-17 record.
The LHSAA will crown 12 state champions in girls basketball, one from each of the dozen playoff brackets. Last season, the LHSAA crowned seven state champions.
The state tournament will be Feb. 27-March 4 at Hammond's University Center.
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