Sophomore’s off-balance shot lifts Oregon past Lutheran
OREGON – The Rockford Lutheran girls basketball team hadn't lost a Big Northern West game since 2009, a span of 29 conference games.
That streak is now over, thanks to the Oregon Hawks and Emy Wright's off-balance, acrobatic circus shot in the final seconds Tuesday night in the Oregon High School gym that led the Hawks to a 58-55 victory.
There are so many superlatives available in the English language, yet so few people in attendance could describe what they saw on Wright's three-point play that gave Oregon a 56-55 lead with 3.9 seconds remaining. The 5-foot-5 sophomore dribbled down the lane, launched herself toward the basket and got fouled. As she was in the air getting bumped, Wright – whose body was at about a 105-degree angle to the basket – reached behind her and flipped up a shot.
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