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Video: Washington-Lee Basketball Buzzer Beater

by ARLnow.com February 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm 3,599 15 Comments

A YouTube video of an amazing half-court buzzer beater in a key game between Washington-Lee and Wakefield is making the rounds today among local hoops fans.

The video (above) was recorded by Arlington Independent Media during  last week’s National District semifinal game between two Arlington high schools: Washington-Lee and Wakefield.

According to the Sun Gazette, Wakefield had just tied the game at 60-60 with a last-second three pointer. Then, with 1.2 seconds to go, W-L inbounded the ball to junior Winston Duncan, who sunk the winning basket from half court.

Washington-Lee fans rushed the court in celebration, but that’s where the team’s jubilation ended. The team went on to lose by 9 points in the National District championship game and has since been eliminated from the Northern Region tournament.

Hat tip to @31nader

  • Lauree

    Just a heads up, the complete game will be airing tonight on Arlington Independent Media at 9pm! Comcast-69, Verizon-38 and online at arlingtonmedia.org/live


    • DarkHeart

      I actually remembered this post when there was nothing of interest on TV last night and caught the last 5 minutes.

  • RJ

    Except for the self-absorbed “broadcaster” who’s talking about how long he’s “televised” Arlington high school sports and then goes on the question whether the shot happened after the buzzer (it didn’t), this is a really cool video.

    • charlie

      thank you. you said it more nicely than i would

    • mls

      Not only does the self-absorbed announcer talk over everything, the then says afterwards, “I’m going to let this go” and goes on to doubt what happened. Really? He needs to have a major ego adjustment.

  • j

    simply awesome.

  • DarkHeart

    That is one big dude on the sideline.

  • John

    Congrats to the team. As district runner-up, the team had its best record in over a decade.

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  • Mark

    Great job Arlington Independent Media!

  • Rick

    Why does the gym look mostly empty? What happened to rivalries around here?

    • John

      The gym was packed but not to capacity. The bleachers against the wall are never used.

  • W-L Fan

    Winston Duncan is a very impressive young man as well. He founded Wheels to Africa several years ago – http://www.wheels-to-africa.org/. Congratulations Winston and W-L!

  • Me ke

    Good for all of them!


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