Minnesota basketball team kicked out of league for being too good

Monday January 25th, 2016

A Minnesota girls basketball team has been kicked out of its league for being too good, according to Fox 9 News.

The Rogers Area Youth Basketball Association girls high school team was forced to end its season because its high skill level did not match the other teams in the Northwest Suburban Basketball League.

“We found out Friday at lunchtime that we’re not going to be allowed because according to the league our girls were too talented,” coach Jason Hanauska said.

One parent, Sherri Palmgren told Fox 9 News that she feels the situation is “absurd.”

“Are we supposed to play worse just to make them happy?” Tessa McCarthy, a member of the team, said in the Fox 9 News report.

Hanauska was scheduled to meet with the league’s board on Monday. There has been no update on whether or not the decision to remove the team from the league will be reversed.

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