Shot in wrong basket gives high school basketball team a buzzer-beater victory
Buzzer-beaters in basketball are becoming all too commonplace these days, but it’s rare that you hear of a buzzer-beater like this.
In Oklahoma’s high school Class 3A playoffs, Hugo led Millwood 37-36 with less than three seconds to play, when Hugo guard Trey Johnson took the inbounds pass and started dribbling toward his own goal. Johnson needed only to dribble out the clock for the victory or wait to get fouled, but instead, made a layup in his own basket giving Millwood the victory.
“When I saw the kid going that way, I was like, ‘No, he’s not. No, he’s not … Oh, yes he is,’” Millwood assistant coach David Samilton recalled. “I couldn’t believe it. I feel sorry for him. Just like Chris Webber, when he called the timeout. I really do feel sorry for him. But hey, I’ll take it.”
As the buzzer went off, Johnson’s layup fell through. And for a brief moment, the entire arena fell silent.