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Wakefield player makes 3/4 court shot to end half

Published On: Jan 26 2014 08:40:01 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 26 2014 10:02:43 PM CST

A basketball player from Wakefield has bragging rights. He made a 3/4 court shot Saturday to end the half of a tournament game against Solomon.

Coming out of a timeout, with ten seconds left on the clock, Keenan Westerman knew he didn't have a lot of time left when he stole the ball from a Solomon player.

"I just chucked it and it went in," said Keenan Westerman. "I knew it was right on line, but it looked flat so I thought it was going to just hit off the backboard. But then when it got closer, I thought it was going in."

The shot put Wakefield within three points of Solomon going into the half.

"Biggest rival and they are a lot bigger than us," Westerman said. "I knew we had to score in ways we don't normally score."

"I've watched it probably 25 or 30 times and it's still pretty amazing," said Solomon Photographer Brad Homman.

Homman was video taping the game for Solomon and couldn't believe what he saw.

"I was trying to get the camera whipped around fast enough to catch it, because you never know when it might or might not make it," Homman said. "Even though it was for the opposing team, it was sure neat to see it happen."

Westerman says he's gotten close to making the shot before, but this was the only time it went in. So maybe it won't be his last.

"We've got six or seven games left and then sub-state, and I think we can work our way into a nice seating in the sub-state," Westerman said. "Hopefully win a couple games."

Wakefield got within five points of Solomon after falling behind 18 in the 4th quarter, but the team lost the game 57 to 49.

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