Local middle schooler Ethan Gorny makes ESPN’s Sportscenter Top-10 with buzzer beater

For most young athletes, going to sleep means dreaming of a day they might appear on Sportscenter’s Top-10.

But for local middle school basketball player Ethan Gorny, on Monday night that dream became a reality.

With the clock ticking down near the end of The Oaks Academy’s middle school basketball game against Orchard, Gorny drove to his right. However, he lost his handle deep on the right wing, and with a defender in his face, tossed a desperate heave to beat the buzzer.

He nailed it — a perfect swish.

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Gorny didn’t seem to believe it himself, turning to the crowd with a shocked look on his face and then shrugging before jogging back down the court while the fans erupted in cheers.

The fans weren’t the only ones amazed. That night, Gorny’s buzzer beater was picked up by ESPN, who made

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The Brooklyn Nets were determined to sweep the season series against the Miami Heat in their matchup on Sunday, but the Heat had other things in mind. Despite not having Jimmy Butler, the defending Eastern Conference champions made it difficult on the Nets from the start.

Miami led by as many as seven in the first half. As the Heat kept applying pressure, some bad bad news struck the Nets. Kevin Durant had to exit the game with a thigh contusion after starting the game 3-3 from the field with 8 points.

Players on Brooklyn seemed down about the news, but Landry Shamet took it upon himself the find the much needed energy to keep everyone’s hopes up. He went off for 18 points on 7-10 shooting in the first half. As he caught momentum, the rest of the team followed his lead, even Kyrie Irving who started the game

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So Haiby told assistant coach Chuck Love she was ready, and he quickly told Haiby to check in the game. Then Haiby asked Love whom she should go in for?

Love’s response: “Anybody!”

“That was funny. Everyone was laughing,” Haiby said. “The scorer’s table was laughing, too.”

On Nebraska’s injury-depleted roster, that may have been Love’s response to any of Nebraska’s guards, but especially Haiby. She leads the Huskers in scoring (16.1 per game), rebounding (7.4) and assists (3.7).

She’s one of Nebraska’s best players at creating a scoring chance with her drives to the basket, and with the game on the line you’d want Haiby in the game.

On the winning basket, Haiby got her own rebound on the right side of the hoop and quickly got off a shot high off the backboard with about 0.5 seconds left in the game.

“I kind of just chased my miss

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