Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing for the Lady Warriors, the championship Hankston, MI, girl's basketball team. When coach Tommy Holliday (Lawrence Dane) is sidelined by a heart attack, the overzealous team parents have every confidence that Holliday's assistant, former All-American player Laura Mosbach (Terry Farrell), will carry on his "need to succeed" tradition. But Laura is more interested in good sportsmanship than high scores, which puts her on the outs with everyone except single-parent handyman Eric Harrison (Adrian Pasdar), whose daughter, Carly (Sumela Kay), is the team's star player. Unfortunately, the growing mutual fondness between Laura and Eric is shattered when Eric, angered by a ref's call, sparks a violent confrontation on the basketball court. Its focus on parental rage qualifying the film as being "drawn from today's headlines," the made-for-cable Crossing the Line was first telecast July 15, 2002, by the Lifetime Network.
basketball, coach, high-school