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Buzzer beater sparks celebration
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With six seconds to play in a tie game, the Warren County Middle School Pioneers were hoping to come up with a stop to force overtime. Little did the Pioneers know they’d get a chance to win the game. Darius Wright got a steal near midcourt and shot a layup with no time to spare that rolled in as the Pioneers defeated Coffee County 41-39 on Monday night at home.The final possession for Coffee County was set up after Wright was called for traveling with six seconds to play while Warren County tried to hold for the final shot.The Raiders called time-out and Pioneer coach Adam Wood devised a full-court press to try to stall Coffee County from advancing up the court.The plan worked wonders and Wright was able to redeem himself from the miscue moments before.The inbounds pass came to Coffee County’s Ronnie Crismond and he tried to move up the left side of the court against the defense of A.D. Majors.Trying to go behind-the-back with his dribble, Crismond slipped and the ball rolled right to Wright at midcourt.Wright sprinted toward the basket, releasing a layup with 0.5 seconds left on the clock.