Maywood Academy Wins the CIF LA City Section Division 4 Boys Basketball Championship Title With Half-Court Buzzer-Beater Shot


CIF Los Angeles Section Division 4 Champions; Photo by Stefany Silva

Stefany Silva, writer

Maywood Academy beat Sun Valley Magnet with a score of 65-63 yesterday night at Granada Hills High School. The nerve-wrecking game ended dramatically with a buzzer-beater by #30 Brian Gracian.

With 3.6 seconds left on the clock, Rasheed Roman reached up for the rebound after a Sun Valley Magnet player missed his free throw shot. Soon after, at the 2 second mark, Roman passed the ball to Gracian. Gracian, being guarded by two Sun Valley players, shot from half-court and hit a buzzer-beater three pointer.

The Nighthawks and Nighthawk fans stormed the court in a wild celebration.

Watch the game winning shot here!

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Buzzer-beater Champ, Brian Gracian; Photo by Stefany Silva
Josue Avalos looking for a fellow Nighthawk for help; Photo by Stefany Silva