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In a league of his own
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D’Andre League was the shortest player on the court Tuesday night, but he stood tallest when the game was on the line.League sank the game-winning shot with 5.3 seconds to play to lift the Warren County High School boys basketball team to a 40-38 victory over Franklin County at Charlie Dalton Gym.League seemed like an unlikely choice to have the ball in his hands at the end of the game. League, who came into the game averaging 4.2 points per game, was scoreless against the Rebels until the final seconds when he came up huge.The junior point guard was able to beat his man off the dribble, then pulled up for a floater in the lane that rolled around the rim and in for the game-winning bucket as the Pioneers snapped a four-game losing streak.Coach Malcolm Montgomery, who had seen his team lose two of his last three games in the final minutes, thought League showed great maturity on the last play to put the Pioneers in the win column for the first time in 10 days.“D’Andre made a great play with the ball in his hands,” said Montgomery. “He made the right decision to pull up and take the shot and he hit it.“It was a big step for us because we’re a team that is still trying to learn how to win.