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By David Pan
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Mariner freshman sinks shot, Knights in thriller | Boys basketball

Johnson's only basket of the game lifts Marauders to come-from-behind win


Last updated 5/28/2021 at 5:12pm

David R Pan

Mariner's Naser Motley drives to the basket while being guarded by Kamiak's Tijan Saine (left) Friday, Feb. 7, at Kamiak High School.

Mariner's Jailin Johnson was struggling from the field.

The freshman guard had missed all five of his shot attempts against Kamiak.

But with his team trailing 55-54 and about 15 seconds left in the game, Johnson drove to the right of the hoop toward the baseline, pulled up, and launched a shot from about 10 feet away.

The only basket that Johnson made the entire night gave the Marauders a 56-55 lead and the victory after the Knights misfired on their final shot attempt in a Wesco 4A boys basketball clash Friday, Feb. 7 at Kamiak High School.

"It's a big win," Johnson said. "We needed this...

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