All too often they are overlooked in sports, no matter which it may be, the players who fail to make it into the starting lineup and make up what is referred to as the bench.
It carries a derogatory connotation, as in a coach warning a player that if he doesn’t play better, “I will bench you.”
When you are on the bench, you are a reserve, a backup … or maybe you might just win a game or two or more for your team, as West Virginia’s women’s bench players did on Sunday as they turned around what had started out to be a disastrous afternoon and rallied the Mountaineers to an important, 82-63 victory over No. 21 Oklahoma.
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