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Girls' basketball: Controversy follows Rialto's Division II victory over Buena

Rialto's 44-42 victory over Buena in the CIF Southern California Division II regionals was as dramatic as it was controversial.

Just before Janae' Sharpe's game-winning shot at the buzzer, Buena's Keani Albanez was whistled for an offensive charging violation after colliding with Rialto's Denae Williams with 2.8 seconds left in regulation.

Buena Coach David Guenther described the foul as a "travesty" and said "it was probably the worst call in high school sports." 

Here's what Guenther had to say during the post-game press conference:

Of course, Rialto Coach Michael Anderson didn't see it the same way:

-- Austin Knoblauch

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Geunther needs to get over himself, his hyperbole, and ridiculous embellishment of the truth.

Albanez is a good player, but she had a bad game and was clearly forcing a lot of bad shots, all game! Rialto stymied her with their tough defense all day.

The call that is in question can best be described by the late great Chick Hearn....who aptly would have said....."I could have called that with braille"

The girl was out of control, as she was most of the game...the second I saw it, I turnes to a friend and said OFFENSE!

Look, I didn't have a horse in any race the entire day. In fact, before the game even started I said I didnt know Rialto had a good girls program, and I figured any headline from that program would read: Rialto girls lose game but win fight"

I was pleasantly wrong on all accounts....those girls played hard, clean, fair and they deserved to win that game!

Geunther, maybe next time you coach your kids better to where the game doesnt come down to a last second call, and you wont have to whine so loudly. Nice example of how to lose without class.


Not to mention his joke sidekick Belshaw.


That's what you get when Frank Johnson is the ref.


I'm proud of my Lady Knights. :]


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