That headline is one of the few things in Prep Rally's existence that it is absolute sure about. After all, what beats a panoply of terrific shots with no time left on the clock? Not very much, at least according to us.
• Stephen Fisher, Rincon Valley (Calif.) Christian School vs. Waldorf (Calif.) School: The Eagles prevailed in the Northern California Division VI NCS semifinals, thanks to a miraculous comeback from a 22-5 first quarter deficit and, eventually, this drive to the hoop by Fisher, who laid in the game-winner as time expired. Did RVCS point guard Kasey Cazet give anyone else brief visions of Tyus Edny?
• Jaxson Robinson, Milano (Texas) vs. Mumford (Texas): Robinson's release point is clearly the most impressive aspect of this buzzer beater from the Lone Star state. How he caught and released that shot in less than 0.8 seconds almost baffles the mind. If only Mumford had actually let Milano put up a shot on one of the three earlier inbounds attempts, huh?
• Justin Reynolds, King (Ill.) vs. Chicago Perspectives (Ill.): Reynolds hit this buzzer beater early on, at the end of the first quarter, but it was a heck of an effort regardless. It also helped push King to a 60-53 victory over Chicago Perspectives and national uber-prospect and Kentucky signee Anthony Davis in the Class 3A King regional semifinals.
• Erika Woodfin, Dade County (Ga.) vs. Model (Ga.): The amazing thing about this halftime buzzer beater from Dade County's sophomore point guard is that it isn't even the first time she'd pulled off such a feat. Woodfin hit an almost identical shot as a freshman in 2010, with this edition coming in her team's senior night against Model.
• Ryan Boatright, East Aurora (Ill.) vs. Batavia (Ill.): Just how impressive was Ryan Boatright in his team's 63-59, Upstate 8 Conference home finale? Not only did he score more than half of his team's points (33), he also came through with the game's best defensive play, as you see below. It's not every day when a player makes a huge, momentum-turning block on the defensive end and then follows it up with an ankle-breaking three on offense, but then again, not every player is like the UConn commit, either.
• Keenan Williams, Westlake (Ga.): We're not sure who Keenan Williams dunked over in this clip, but we sure as heck know that the victim was not too thrilled with the results. That's understandable, given the fact that Williams went right over him as if he was hardly even there.
• Abdel Nader, Niles North (Ill.) vs. Lake Park (Ill.): Lately, most of the attention focused on Abdel Nader has revolved around his Egyptian heritage. On Tuesday, he made sure everyone was focused on his game, with an impressive 22-point performance in his team's 57-51 victory over Lake Park highlighted by this steal and dunk. The play came in the midst of a 10-2 run that pushed Niles North beyond the Lancers in the CSL North playoff victory.
• A.J. Turner, East Poinsett County (Ga.) vs. Cross County (Ga.): Turner earned a technical foul for swining from the rim after this dunk, though we're not entirely sure he deserved it. Given the off-the-backboard alley-oop and defenders closing in behind him, we think a case can be made that he was trying to keep other player safe. Regardless, it was one of the more impressive dunks we've seen in recent weeks, to put it mildly.
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