FRAMES: Photo of The Day: Questionable Basketball Call

This isn’t that recent of a photo, but for some reason kept forgetting to post this shot, so better late than never I guess. :)

When shooting sports, Larry and I aren’t allowed to cheer or really show any emotion towards the outcome of the game. We are there as an impartial witness to the game. So I can’t say that the ref’s call was wrong but I will say that I didn’t see any traveling from where I was on the court.

SK Boys

South Kitsap Coach John Callaghan reacts to a questionable traveling call against the wolves during the second half of their game against Garfield in Mill Creek on Saturday, February 23, 2013 (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

One thought on “FRAMES: Photo of The Day: Questionable Basketball Call

  1. There were several very questionable calls, especially towards the end of the game… all by the same referee. Earlier in the game, a couple of her calls were even overturned by other referees.

    I was a referee for 10 years (high school volleyball), so I know that sometimes the crowd doesn’t have the angle we have or we don’t have the angle the crowd does… but in 40 years of playing, coaching, and refereeing sports, I’ve only seen a referee intentionally work to influence the outcome of the game two or three times.

    The SKHS basketball game last month against Garfield was one of them. Another local paper went to the extreme of publishing the referee’s name. That is how extraordinarily obvious the bias appeared to be.

    All that being said, the game was what it was. I can only end by saying how very proud I am of the boys this year. To end it that way was heartbreaking, but the ending could not change the rest of the season and the two years that built up to it. Very Proud! GO WOLVES!!

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