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Baseball-style buzzer beater amazes in Idaho

Cameron Smith
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Is a shot thrown baseball-style truly a lucky shot? Probably. Is it entertaining? Absolutely.

With that in mind, witness the following bucket, which was scored by Lewiston (Idaho) High senior guard Jay Thomason at a quarterly buzzer during his team's 72-64 victory over Post Falls (Idaho) High.

Thomason, who started the game for the Bengals, finished with 14 points, none nearly as memorable as the shot above, which has to be one of the more impressive buzzer beaters we've seen this year. It may not be quite as impressive as Marvin Lefridge's 90-foot wonder from earlier in February, but it's still a head-turning shot.

Perhaps as impressive as the shot itself was the reaction of Lewiston coach Corey Williams and his staff, which wasted no time celebrating the shot, instead wildly gesticulating with the universal "count it!" motion to ensure that the bucket went on the scoreboard. It did, and helped give the Bengals a bit more breathing room in a tense league matchup. The Bengals have one more of those Inland Empire games remaining, against Cour d'Alene on Wednesday.

Regardless of what transpires in that final regular-season matchup, there's little chance that any play will take precedence over Thomason's shot when the team puts together its season highlight reel at some point in March or April.

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