New Mexico HS girls basketball team wins on 70-foot buzzer-beater

It’s the first day of March and it looks like the Madness has already started, just not where you might expect: A girls’ high school basketball playoff game in New Mexico.

After two Albuquerque schools traded the lead on free throws in the final seconds on Tuesday, Eldorado had 1.7 seconds for a miracle, trailing La Cueva 64-63.

Senior guard Caitlin Duree took the inbound, dribbled once, and then threw up a 70-foot prayer that went in at the buzzer for the playoff win, 66-64.  

"I hit a shot I probably never would have hit in my life," Duree told the Albuquerque Journal. "I’ve hit a few from half court, but never that far back.

"I didn’t know if it counted or not, because I didn’t know if I got it off on time. It was unreal. Like, oh my God, ‘Did that really just happen?’"


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