Hey guys, I am a relatively new coach. I am starting my 3rd year of coaching youth girls basketball. This is my 150th game (I am weird and like milestones ) and this has never happened to me. We were playing in a tournament game this weekend and were up by 12. The other coach was playing a 3-2 zone and packing the paint. In fact he told his players to not go out past the free throw line extended. My team runs Read and React and they went to the 3-2 zone to start the 2nd half. Of course I wanted to stretch the defense. I set up in a 1-4 low with 2 in the corners and 2 on the block. The defense DID NOT MOVE. I had my point guard stand just over half court and hold her dribble. I wanted the other team to have to send someone out to pressure. They did not budge! The other coach started to stare at me and told me "I can do this all night". It was bizarre and I honestly wasn't sure what to do. As the clock ticked down for 2 minutes I could tell people were getting uncomfortable. The other team was shouting "bad coaching Red (my team)" and "bad sportsmanship". I am a parent volunteer and pretty laid back. It bothered me a little that the other team thought it was bad sportsmanship. Why should I be forced to play the 3-2 zone at the free throw line. Why not force them to play more space. Spread them out was my thought when they went to the defense. I finally went 5 out and had the girls swing the ball from point to wing. I had my corners back cut and told the girls lay ups only. The wing defensive players did not come out past the 3 point line. Again, bizarre. I positioned my best driver on the wing and passed her the ball. I had her hold the ball without dribble. She stood there for 2 minutes 20 seconds. The other parents are screaming nasty things at me. The girls on the other team start to get frustrated. The girl "guarding" the ball turns her back on the ball. My wing drives the basket and gets an and 1. The crowd boos. Next time down the court I had my wing hold and I literally walked players into position of an overload on that side. I had all five players and moved them like chess pieces. Keep in mind this is 6th grade girls. It is select basketball and generally a very competitive league. This coach screamed at his kids and has a rep for being a jerk. Coaches did I do the right thing? Is what I did bad sportsmanship? What would you do considering that the game we are playing was to send the winner to the championship game. Once the clock got down to about 10 minutes we were still up 12 so we just played it normally and went to meet their 3-2 zone. We kept a double digit lead the rest of the game and ended up winning. I am hoping to get advice in case this happens again. My thought was that the other coach would have his players come out and guard us since we were up by 12. I really didn't expect the reaction of the coach (do nothing/change nothing) to my strategy and I wasn't sure about the crowds reaction. Sportsmanship is important to me. If I am in the wrong I need to know and will send an apology to the other coach and my parents. Strategy wise I think what I did was sound but I need a coaches check regarding the sportsmanship part. I have the whole crazy night on film if anyone is interested.