Change of direction helps Ypsilanti boys basketball beat Lincoln
Halftime adjustments can be intricate. But for the Ypsilanti High School boys basketball team on Friday night, it was as simple as switching directions.
Ypsilanti coach Steve Brooks wasn't happy with the way his team attacked cross-town rival Lincoln's zone in the first half and the Phoenix took a slim 29-28 lead into halftime.
After the break, they used a 20-10 third quarter to take control and claim a 61-48 Southeastern Conference White Division victory.
The big difference in the third quarter? Brooks says it was that his team was playing offense at the basket directly in front of the Phoenix's bench.
"In that first half, they were way down at the other end and settling for jumpers all the time, because they claim they can't hear you," Brooks said with a laugh.
"But when they're down in front of me, you stretch the coaches' box a little bit and let them know what you want. We started getting it inside more, penetrating the seams a little more." (Rest of the Story | Boxscore)