Newsday: Clare Calabro’s three-pointer at buzzer wins it for Kellenberg

Jan 14 2017

Photo Credit: James Escher

By Newsday’s Kenny DeJohn:

Elation, relief and disbelief all rolled into one.

Clare Calabro had never hit a buzzer-beater in her life. So when she squared to the basket from the right wing about five feet behind the three-point line and banked in the game-winner, she was mauled by teammates and didn’t know what to do.

“It just released from my hands, and when it went in, I didn’t even know how to feel from there,” said Calabro, whose 12 points led the Kellenberg girls basketball team to a dramatic 48-47 win over host Our Lady of Mercy in CHSAA on Friday night.

Calabro inbounded the ball from inside halfcourt with two seconds left on the clock to Alyssa Boll, who was met high by a defender. With nobody stepping in to guard Calabro, Boll quickly dished back to the 5-8 junior, who took advantage of the open look.

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