Jeers to the officiating at Hoopfest. My younger brother was playing with
his friends in bracket 137, which is considered recreational. The ref for
all of their games was a young girl who genuinely didn't want to be
there. She was tired, rude, and disinterested the entire time. They were
just playing to have fun and weren't planning on winning too many games,
so they ended up in the championship of the consolation bracket, and they
were thrilled. The game was really close the whole time and was absolutely
riddled with poor and one-sided calls. The cherry on top of her horrible
officiating was when the ref found out, shortly after a boy on the opposing
team had just scored a one point basket, that to win during overtime, a
team needs to be ahead by two points. She went to the scorekeeper and
decided, at least two or three minutes after he shot, that his basket was
actually worth two points and then she called the game. Well done, really.