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Oklahoma high school basketball player scores on his own basket, costs team a playoff win (video)

Mar 10, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

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There are plenty of ways to lose a basketball game but this loss by an Oklahoma high school basketball team might be the most painful.

Let me set the scene: the day is last Thursday and it’s the class 3A semifinal between Hugo and Millwood. Hugo has a 37-36 lead with about 3.7 seconds left on the clock and just needs to inbounds the ball to essentially end the game or force Millwood to foul.

The ball goes into the hands of Hugo’s Trey Johnson and Trey decides to dribble to the open basket for a lay-up to seal the game.

The only problem for Trey was that he ran toward Millwood’s hoop by mistake and had given them a playoff winner for the ages:

After the game, Millwood assistant coach David Samilton commented on the bizarre ending and clearly, he felt terrible for Mr. Johnson:

“When I saw the kid going that way, I was like, ‘No, he’s not. No, he’s not…Oh, yes he is.’”

“I feel sorry for him. Just like Chris Webber, when he called the timeout. I really do feel sorry for him.”


Oklahoma HS hoops player’s gaffe costs team playoff win [Bleacher Report]