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Blackhawks lose buzzer-beater to West Valley


December 14, 2017

John McCallum

Cheney's Justace Reiter hits a 3-pointer against West Valley giving the Blackhawks a 55-51 lead in the last minutes of Friday's game.

This one will hurt for a little bit.

After leading by as much as 13 points against visiting West Valley, the Cheney High boys basketball team looked like it had fought off a furious rally by the Great Northern League pre-season title favorites - only to fall 57-55 last Friday night on a buzzer-beating layin by Eagles' senior Connor Whitney.

The Blackhawks did everything right in the first half, and indeed for most of the game. Camden VerStrate and Kaiden Custer hit back-to-back 3-pointers to boost Cheney's lead to 26-17 late in the first half, and they extended it to 30-17 early in the thir...

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