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High school game ends with three buzzer-beaters, but just one counted

High school basketball game ends in three buzzer-beaters

In a span of 4.5 seconds, a Friday night Nebraska high school basketball game was the scene of two half-court shots and a 3 pointer as Waverly and Blair faced-off. The last basket finally counted, and Waverly won 53-50.
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In a span of 4.5 seconds, a Friday night Nebraska high school basketball game was the scene of two half-court shots and a 3 pointer as Waverly and Blair faced-off. The last basket finally counted, and Waverly won 53-50.

You never go to a basketball game expecting to see a buzzer-beating shot.

I don’t think anyone who attended this high school basketball game in Nebraska on Friday night thought they’d witness two buzzer-beaters.

But they ended up seeing three. However, just one counted.

According to the Lincoln Journal-Star, Blair High School and Waverly High School were tied at 50 with a few seconds to play in the game when a Blair player launched a shot from his end of the court and the ball went in. But he was fouled while taking the shot, which may have counted before the clock ran out.

Because Blair hadn’t reached the bonus, it had to inbound the ball with three seconds to play. The ball was stolen and a Waverly player put up a half-court shot that went in before the buzzer sounded.

One problem: There was a timeout called.

So this time Waverly inbounded the ball and banked in a three-point shot as the buzzer sounded. This one counted and Waverly won 53-50.

Crazy.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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