WATCH: Wild buzzer-beater earns Normal Community IHSA sectional basketball title

PEKIN — Basketball buzzer-beaters normally come from long range. Not on this Friday night at Dawdy Hawkins Gymnasium.

No. 6-ranked Normal Community shocked No. 5 Quincy, 44-43, to win the Class 4A Pekin Sectional championship after an unlikely play in the final seconds set up an unorthodox buzzer-beating dunk.

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Quincy led 43-42 with four seconds remaining with Blue Devils senior Tyler Sprick inbounding the ball under the Normal basket. Sprick struggled to inbound the ball past 6-foot-11 Wright State signee Jaheem Webber, who forced Sprick to throw the ball to the corner near the baseline. The ball was headed out of bounds before a Quincy player dove to save it.

But his save bounced right to Webber, who grabbed it, took one step toward the basket and dunked home the game-winner with less than a second remaining.

"Lucky. We'll take it and we keep moving," Normal coach Dave Witzig told the Bloomington Pantagraph. "I cannot believe it. I've been here 29 years, 25 as a head coach, and that is the craziest ending you could ever have at one of the biggest moments you could have.

"I'm thankful Jaheem was there. He stuffed it through and no time was left for them to draw up a play."

You can watch the final sequence below, courtesy of a social media post from Teddy Ball of Clutch Sports Media. Ball is also on the call.

The Ironmen (30-5) advance to face Downers Grove North in the Class 4A Normal Supersectional at 7 p.m. Monday. The Big 12 Conference champions won their first sectional championship since 2015.

Quincy ends its season with a 31-4 record, tied with the school's 1934 state championship team for the fourth-most victories in a single season at the school.

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