One of the many great things about covering athletic events is the opportunity to see things you've never witnessed. I don't have enough fingers and toes to count how many times I've said to myself or someone nearby "I've never seen anything like that" or "I'll never see something like that again." You remember them all, no matter how long you're in this business. I've covered 50-foot overtime buzzer beater by Turkey Run freshman guard Meghan Doss six-plus years ago, a 500-yard freestyle for the ages at last year's boy's swimming sectional, a 55-point game by former Lafayette Jeff standout Jesse Berry, a Harrison versus Hamilton Southeastern football game that ended with the final score of 4-0 and a Central Catholic versus Harrison softball game that saw the Raiders rally from down 14-7 in the sixth inning to take a 15-14 lead only to finally win 19-15 in nine innings. There's plenty more if anyone ever wants to get in contact for storytime. Anyway, I added another moment to the list of "I can't believe what I just saw" moments at a game I was covering on Wednesday night compliments of McCutcheon sophomore guard Gabrielle Gary, who made this ridiculous one-handed over the head save that just happened to go in the basket seen in this video from mtc sports network.
Anyway, I added another moment to the list of "I can't believe what I just saw" moments at a game I was covering on Wednesday night compliments of McCutcheon sophomore guard Gabrielle Gary, who made this ridiculous one-handed-over-the-head-save-that-just-happened-to-go-in-the-basket.
Gary was 3-for-3 from 3-point range when this save inbounds, which I instantly compared to a 3-pointer in 1994 by Minnesota Timberwolves guard Isaiah Rider, found a home in the net. Gary would make her first five 3-pointers and finished 7 of 9 from 3-point range for 24 points. After the game she said, "That is definitely a career-high." Maybe I instantly overreacted. But I returned to the office and, after writing a quick story and typing in the box score, began searching for video of the shot by Gary. When my coworkers saw it, their thoughts were that we had to get it on SportsCenter. It flipped a switch. They went home and I sat by myself in our windowless home on the corner of 6th and Ferry Streets trying to find out how to submit video clips for SportsCenter's Top 10 plays. I posted a link to the Twitter accounts of SportsCenter and ESPN Top 10 with the #SCTop10 hash tag. To the best of my knowledge, this is how to do this. I never visualized trying to submit a video. If anyone out there is more savvy on how to do this and motivated enough to try, please do. After all, I'll probably never see something like this again.