Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Bangor inbounded the ball to start the second quarter of Tuesday night's boys basketball game at Lawrence, and the Rams ran their offense for 15 seconds until a whistle stopped play.
The problem? Bangor won the opening tip, and with no jump ball situations in the first quarter, Lawrence should have started the quarter with the ball.
"It was our ball and no one picked it up until the ball came in bounds," Lawrence head coach Mike McGee said.
Once the ball is put in play, however, nothing can be done, McGee said.
The mixup had no bearing on the outcome of the game, a 45-41 Lawrence win, and the Bulldogs were awarded the ball to start the second half.
Gary Hawkins has worked at the Kennebec Journal since 1980. His primary beats are baseball, boys basketball, girls and boys soccer and golf.