Rhode Island team celebrates state basketball title but ended up losing in last second

Rhode Island team celebrates state basketball title but ended up losing in last second

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Rhode Island team celebrates state basketball title but ended up losing in last second

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As pointed out by our friends at For The Win, Burrillville High School in Harrisville, R.I., thought it won a state title — and then it didn’t actually win the title.

The Broncos led by a point and stole the inbounds pass. That should have done it, but the Burrillville player tossed the ball backward into the air in an effort to run out the clock. The team stormed the court after the buzzer sounded, but there was still time left.

Officials ruled Chariho (Wood River Junction) had possession and the coach had immediately called timeout with a second left. That led to Jake Beauregard’s inbounds alley-oop pass to Tom Longolucco for a 60-59 victory and the Division III title.

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