Mid-Prairie's Pennington hits miracle shot

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WILLIAMSBURG

There was one second left on the clock.

So Jack Pennington, a Mid-Prairie junior guard, did the only thing he could. He just heaved the basketball as far as he could.

The rest of the story should have hit ESPN Top 10 on Tuesday night. Where are you, SVP?

As the buzzer sounded to end the first half and players from both Mid-Prairie and Williamsburg got up to head to their locker rooms, the ball floated down from high above and straight into the net. It never touched the rim or the backboard.

Pennington jumped around with his teammates in a celebration after hitting the shot which covered three-quarters the length of the floor.

“I don’t think anyone thought that thing was going in,,” Mid-Prairie coach Daren Lambert said, chuckling. “At first, I thought it was an airball. But that went through.”

It was Pennington’s only basket of the game in a 74-70 Mid-Prairie loss.

And it was certainly his longest shot ever.

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