One Of The Greatest Basketball Games In History Happened Thursday Night In Minnesota [VIDEO]

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David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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Waseca and Marshall high schools in Minnesota played what some will likely consider the greatest basketball game ever on Thursday night.

The game, which featured four overtimes, multiple buzzer-beating shots and late-game heroics, appeared to be more along the lines of a Hollywood movie than your regular Minnesota high school game. (VIDEO: High School Player Casually DRILLS Full-Court Shot)

Local sports reporter Daniel Ring of the Waseca County News summed up the incredible night well by writing in part:

With all due respect to the 1958 NFL Championship Game, Waseca and Marshall’s Section 2AAA title game Thursday, earned the moniker.

Not one, not two, but three buzzer beaters. Four overtimes. Clutch free throws and missed free throws. The likeliest of heroes and perhaps the unlikeliest. There are only so many ways to describe the bananas-type of game it was. And somehow, through the highest of highs, and lowest of lows, Waseca came out on top, 103-100, because of a running, leaning 3-pointer from Cole Streich.

Tied 100-100 with seven seconds remaining, Streich took the ball the full length of the court, and without hesitation, shot an open 3-pointer that he knew was good the moment it left his hand. Streich beat the buzzer and after three hours and four overtimes, the Bluejays are headed to state.

The videos of the night are just as incredible as the storyline. With one second left in the third overtime, a Waseca player hit a full-court shot to send the game into an incredible fourth overtime. (VIDEO: You Have Never Seen A State Championship Game End Like This One)


The game finally game to an end when Cole Stretch of Waseca hit the game-winning three-point shot to end the game 103-100 in the final overtime.

It’s going to be a long time before anybody sees another basketball game as crazy as this one.

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