Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Winslow coach Jared Browne is trying something new with his substitution rotation. In the last two minutes of the first, third and fourth quarters of Friday's 67-46 win at Waterville, Browne sent in five players from the deep end of the bench. The group is called the Bomb Squad, and its job is to play hard for a couple minutes, and generally just give the Black Raiders a lift.
It worked. The group played pesky defense, and senior Tyler Jackson scored five points, including a 3-pointer late in the third quarter that helped Winslow keep control of the game.
Browne said he got the idea for the Bomb Squad after watching the group play well in Tuesday's 66-55 loss at Leavitt.
"They cut Leavitt's 20-point lead down to nine within two minutes," Browne said. "I said, 'Why not give them a chance early?' Now everybody's involved with the game. They're getting important playing time, and they're just going to get better."Tweet
Gary Hawkins has worked at the Kennebec Journal since 1980. His primary beats are baseball, boys basketball, girls and boys soccer and golf.