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Creek Valley wins thriller in OT

Mueller's last second shot in regulation extends dramatic game

 

Stephen McKay

Point guard Jerry Straber brings the ball up the floor while the Cougars' Leigha Terry keeps a close watch.

With only seconds to go in regulation and Creek Valley trailing by 3 points, Storm forward Jill Behrends took the ball in perfect position for a tying three-point shot. But two Sedgwick County defenders immediately descended on her. She quickly dished the ball.

Through the yelling and waving of four frantic arms, Behrends somehow heard the call of teammate Summer Mueller and threaded a pass her way.

Mueller tossed it up instantly. As Mueller's shot swished through the net to the sound of a loud buzzer and a frantically cheering home crowd, her focus remained so intense she immediately to...



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