Any time a team caps a contest with a wild game-winner it’s worth a second look, and a celebration for fans of that team. When the celebration itself outshines the shot, that’s when you know that someone has gone a little bit over-the-top.
Case in point: This reaction by Tucson Sunnyside coach Rob Harrison to his team’s dramatic victory Loyola Academy of Illinois at the annual Visit Mesa Basketball Challenge. With the Tucson school knotted with its Chicago visitors at 36 with just seconds remaining, an unspecified Sunnyside guard used a dribbling swim move to lose his defenders, then pulled up on the perimeter to stroke home the game-winner.
The instant the ball hit the net, Harrison launched himself off the bench toward the victorious shooter and … well, it’s hard to accurately describe precisely what he did in celebration. Was it a chest bump? A blindside chest bump? A ram charge? A bit of all three?
Whatever it was, Harrison’s celebration was special, to put it mildly, particularly for a high school game in which the winner scored fewer than 40 points.