Dunking is cool. Dunking in high school is even cooler. Forcing the relocation of a game (mid-game) because of a high school dunk is possibly the coolest ever:
Courtesy of WZZM13.com:
The MHSAA boys regional finals game between Rockford and Grand Haven was moved from Grandville to Jenison High School tonight after a player shattered a backboard during a slam dunk.
WZZM 13's Dan Harland covered the game tonight at Grandville High School. He reports Grand Haven senior center Nate Van Arendonk was going for the dunk with Grand Haven leading, 18-15, with 2:37 left in the 3rd quarter. Van Arendonk's dunk shattered the backboard.
Game officials tried bringing in an alternate backboard, but at 8 p.m., they decided to move the game to Jenison High School.
Grand Haven won the game and the regional championship 39-36.
Reported by WZZM 13 Sports Dan Harland
So yeah…awesome dunk…funny story, but read through it again. Anything stand out to you? Take another look if you’re not yet there. See it? 18-15 with 2:37 left in the 3rd quarter? What a crappy game! How did either of these teams make it through the regional semifinal?
Thank God Van Arendonk did shatter the backboard or that gymnasium might still be sleeping.