It’s every player’s dream growing up and simulated thousands of times in backyards and playgrounds everywhere:
Game on the line. Seconds left. One more shot. And you have the ball.
That’s the position East Windsor freshman Marcus Goss found himself in at the NCCC Boys Basketball Championship.
With the game tied at 54-all, Goss took an inbounds pass, raced up court and drilled something like a 30-footer — the high school basketball equivalent of a Steph Curry winner — at the buzzer to lift East Windsor to the 2016 North-Central Connecticut Conference championship, 57-54 over Canton.
We’ll have more on this game later. For now, just… WATCH (Courtesy of @shea_gelsomino on Twitter):
— SHIZZY (@shea_gelsomino) March 4, 2016
What’s more is that this was quite the Cinderella story. East Windsor, the No. 7 seed, had to win a play-in game to start the tournament, meaning it had to win four games to win the title. They beat Enfield, toppled No. 2-seeded Suffield, outlasted SMSA in overtime and then beat Canton in the final on this tremendous play.
Whatever happens in the Class S tournament (East Windsor, a 15-seed, starts with No. 18-seeded Capital Prep), it’ll be gravy after this feat.
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Update: Embarrassingly enough, in the first edition of this story we spelled the hero’s name wrong. It’s been updated.
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