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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • 13-year-old Minn. basketball player recreates full-court swisher

  • You might think a Winona eighth-grader's game-winning, full-court shot at a basketball tournament in Wisconsin would be a once-in-a-lifetime sinker.
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  • You might think a Winona eighth-grader's game-winning, full-court shot at a basketball tournament in Wisconsin would be a once-in-a-lifetime sinker.
    The tournament game in Holmen, Wis., Sunday was a nail biter. With seconds left on the clock, the Winona Running Rebels team and its opponent were tied. Easton Gamoke (gah-MOH'-kee) heaved the ball down the court and through the net to win the game.
    As the 13-year-old was later basking in accolades from his teammates at Winona Middle School and others, and his shot was getting click after click on You Tube, a TV news crew stopped by for an interview. KSMP-TV says Gamoke's head coach, teammate and even the reporter tried to recreate the shot, but weren't even close. Then Gamoke stepped up and defied the odds, making another full-court swish on his first try.

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