SBVC coach benches star for playoff game

One would think that the SBVC basketball players know by now that Coach Quincy Brewer isn’t messing around when he sets down the rules. Well one guy hasn’t learned.

Sophomore forward Maurice McGee was benched for Saturday’s playoff game against Los Angeles Pierce because he showed up late for pregame preparation. This isn’t the first time McGee has been benched but it is a bit surprising he can’t be counted on the day of a playoff game.

If Brewer can’t get through to him, no one can because McGee is his nephew.

The Wolverines prevailed 77-64. It wasn’t the prettiest of games. SBVC never got in synch on offense but played well on defense, holding the Brahmas to 36.4 shooting from the field and forcing 23 turnovers.

They got outrebounded 49-44 which virtually never happens because they have so many strong, athletic big men. McGee’s absence was noteworthy there.

But Orlando Brazier came up big with 20 points and nine rebounds.Tre Brewer contributed 11 with reserve D’Shaun Holden adding 10.

SBVC, winner of 19 straight games, now will host Chula Vista Southwestern at 7 p.m. next Saturday.Southwestern upset Bakersfield at Bakersfield Friday so the Wolverines are going to need a better effort next time.

But if the coach has his full complement of players it shouldn’t be a problem.


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  • ron green

    when a coach can;t depend on a key player in a playoff game (Maurice McGee)there is a major problem. players today have such a different mindset than players of 10/15 years ago. not only do they not respect their coach and teammates, but i believe they have know respect for themselves. today’s player is very selfish and doesn’t like to be told anything, which shows his inability to learn lessons in life. i would even show a stronger message by benching him the whole playoff run. what division 1 coach would want this potential cancer on his team?