By Matthew De George
When Larry Yarbray gathers his players in the preseason, there’s one message he invariably shares with the center-court congregation at Fred Pickett Memorial Gym.
The Chester program will succeed with a rotation of six players or eight or 10 or 14. The choice is up to his charges, and there will come a night when that last guy off the bench will make a big difference.
Tuesday’s 72-57 controlling of Academy Park, which clinched the Clippers at least a share of the Del Val title, wasn’t quite so dire. But with some of their prime candidates for offense unavailable, Yarbray was left looking for answers.
Jahmi Bailey-Green wasn’t the only one to respond, but he was the loudest. He compiled a career night, coming off the bench for 15 points on a nearly flawless 7-for-8 shooting.
With leading scorer Marquis Collins out with a shoulder injury and shooting guard Stanley Davis saddled with early foul trouble, someone needed to fill the backcourt void. That was Green, scoring in every quarter, including seven in the fourth.
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