They Don’t Call It March Madness For Nothing, Check Out Grand Rapids Christian’s Buzzer Beater [Video]
The Michigan State High School boy's basketball tournament is not for the faint of heart.
Grand Rapids Christian fans found that out last night when their team blew a 17 point lead down the stretch and were down to their final shot.
The Christian Eagles have been one of the dominate teams in Class A all season. I don't think they've won a game by less than 15 points all season.
But the tournament does funny things to good teams, just ask Godwin Heights, a Class B contender who went out in the opening round of regionals on Monday.
Last night in the Class A regional championship at Grand Haven, Christian was dominating West Ottawa when the Panthers went off on a 17-0 run to take the lead briefly before Christian tied the game and found itself with the ball and only two seconds left.
That's when Thad Shymanski threw up a prayer shot that swished through the net as the buzzer sounded, giving the Eagles a berth in the Elite Eight next Tuesday.
Here's a couple of views of the shot via Social Media.
First up is from Christian student Henry Breems who captures the estactic joy of the Eagle students section.
— Henry Breems (@HBreems13) March 16, 2017
Next we have this post from Zeeland East coach Mike Fenlon, which gives you a good view of how off balance Shymanski was when he fired it up.
The Shot. GRC over WO 59-56. Great game! pic.twitter.com/hP1hTQPWAZ
— Mike Fenlon (@mfenlon44) March 16, 2017