High school kids. They're always freaking out about something.
Drake's got a new song out. The soup is cold. Algebra is hard. Some kid just hit a running 75-foot shot to send our state tournament qualifier basketball game to a fourth overtime.
Wait, say that last one again? That one sounds legit. We'd like to see that.
Marhsall Senior High School and Waseca High School played the final game of the Section 2AAA boys tournament Thursday night. Winner goes to the tournament, loser's season is over.
Both teams just refused to let their tournament dreams die. The results were crazy. The insanity started in regulation, with Marshall trailing by three and the clock running out. Trey Lance puts up a tying three point attempt that thudds off the rim, leading some Waseca players to start celebrating ... only for the ball to bounce-bounce-bounce its way right in. Overtime.
Two overtimes ended still tied. In the third, Marhsall seemed to put it away, scoring with less than two seconds left to take a 94-91 lead. Enter Nick Dufault, Waseca's star of the night (43 points, 1 unbelievable play), who takes an inbound pass and instantly heaves a desperation shot from his chest. Swish.
That brought the game to its fourth overtime and, as you'll see, its third OH MY GOD buzzer beater in about an hour. It's Waseca's Cole Streich who plays the hero here, receiving the ball with the score tied 100-100, dribbling upcourt, and making one more coldblooded shot. This one was a winner, finally, and Waseca stamped its ticket to the tournament.
But the real winner of a game like this is the people in the stands, and they also steal the show in this highlight reel. Parents and students play amateur cameraman and play-by-play guy. Then, when the ball goes in, as it inevitably does, they just scream. You might, too.