The odds were strongly in favor of Tuesday night’s boys basketball game between Diamond (Mo.) and Monett going to overtime. With 1.6 seconds on the clock and the game tied at 46-46, the host Wildcats wouldn’t have the time to go the length of the floor and score the winning bucket.
Diamond senior Carter Prewitt wasn’t trying to hear any of that.
Watch as he eagerly awaits the inbound pass. Upon grabbing it, he dribbles once, and launches the desperation heave. There’s the still life of the largely Santa-hat wearing crowd silently watching the ball’s trajectory.
Then it hits the backboard and, improbably, goes through the hoop.
Commence the beautiful hysteria that is a home team hitting a game-winning shot from 3/4 of a court away.
Prewitt played hero on this night. His shot was that incredible find. That rare Diamond.