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Mosiman drills memorable game-winning 3-pointer
Every once in a while — if you're lucky — you'll go to a basketball game and see something you'll never forget.
Now, maybe you're thinking the likeliness of that happening at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School on a Tuesday night is about a billion to one. That's where you'd be wrong.
Lawrence High's boys basketball team played an entertaining, back-and-forth game with the Cougars Tuesday — nothing extraordinary, mostly, but certainly enjoyable.
Had SMNW won by a few baskets or Lawrence eked out a win by a possession or two, even I would've filed the game away with the hundreds of others I've covered and forgotten a lot of the details sooner, rather than later.
But with 4.9 seconds left and trailing by two, LHS executed a sideline in-bound play to perfection. Freshman point guard Justin Roberts found senior shooting guard Jake Mosiman open in the right corner and Mosiman confidently rose up to drain a game-winning three that allowed the Lions to leave SMNW with a 55-54 road win.
The gym was far from packed, so a lot of Chesty Lions fans missed out on an instant classic. Fortunately for those not in attendance, Isaac Honer at All Star Video Sports had his camera ready to capture the moment. Here's the YouTube clip of Mosiman's winning shot:
Now even those who didn't spend their Tuesday night in the SMNW bleachers can say they remember Mosiman's clutch delivery.