Here’s the prep hoops season’s first dramatic, game-winning full-court shot

Cameron Smith
Prep Rally

That didn’t take long.

Less than a full month into the high school basketball season, a Pennsylvania squad provided the first dramatic game-winning full court heave of the year. Cameron County High (Emporium, Pa.) edged past Ridgway High (Ridgway, Pa.), 44-43, when Dylan Clingan gathered a rebound from a missed free throw that was tipped to him by teammate Nate Sestina. Clingan only had time to fire up a full-court prayer.

Incredibly, the 80-foot shot sailed right through the net. Game, set, match, Cameron County.

As noted by USA Today’s Scott Allen, the play earned a spot on SportsCenter’s Top 10. Clingan celebrated the score and subsequent attention the best way he knew how: With a tweet of the final scoreboard.

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