Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Friday, March 8, 2013 at 6:24 PM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Oklahoma team's crowd stunned by wrong-way basket at buzzer

Trey Johnson got confused and laid the ball into the wrong basket, giving the opposing team, Millwood High, a 38-37 win and a place in the state semifinals.

Prep sports gear

Find your school. Custom t-shirts,
hoodies and more. Shop now!
Powered by Prep Sportswear


Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

YUKON, Okla. — With a one-point lead, 2.9 seconds to play and possession of the ball, all Hugo High School had to do was inbound the basketball and run out the clock to advance to the Oklahoma championship tournament.

But what followed stunned everyone.

Hugo guard Trey Johnson got confused and laid the ball into the wrong basket just before the buzzer, giving the opposing team, Millwood High, a 38-37 win and a place in the Class 3A state semifinals.

"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 told The Oklahoman. "I couldn't believe it."

Johnson received the pass during Thursday night's game, needing only to dribble away the remaining seconds for a Hugo win. Instead, he got turned around and dropped a layup in the wrong basket just before the buzzer, Hugo coach Darnell Shanklin told The Associated Press on Friday.

Hugo's celebrating fans went silent, and Millwood fans broke out in celebration after a moment of silence for reassurance that the points — and the win — were theirs.

"Without a doubt, that's the toughest locker room I've ever had to talk to," Shanklin said.

Johnson was tough to console, Shanklin said, adding that other players on the team called and texted him on Friday.

"The kid feels terrible. It's still a game, regardless of what anyone says, basketball is still a game," Shanklin said.

Millwood advanced to a semifinal matchup against two-time defending state champ, Centennial High.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

The Seattle Times Historical Archives

Browse our newspaper page archives from 1900-1984


Advertising