A lesson from the B
By Jarann Johnson
The Class B boys state tournament was full of memorable moments. The two standout memories were buzzer-beaters.
The first buzz-beater of the tournament was when Brennen Vance, an Ellendale senior, hit a 3-pointer in the opening game against Dickinson Trinity.
Vance’s 3-pointer was exciting because it gave his team a win but it was also a fun sighting because of what it represented. Vance’s father, Brian, is the head coach for Ellendale, which meant the buzzer-beater gave the duo a great father-son/coach-player moment to cherish.
The second buzzer-beater showed just how close a team can be between losing and winning. Kyle Henningsgard, a Hillsboro/Central Valley senior, had the ball poked out from behind him but somehow recaptured the ball and passed it to a teammate.
After Henningsgard made the pass he drifted to the baseline corner where his teammate found him for an open 3-pointer.