Edmonds native makes SportsCenter with winning basketball shot

Our online news partner The Seattle Times highlighted a basketball play by Edmonds native and Kings High School graduate Danielle Clauson that was included in SportsCenter’s “Top Plays” segment Tuesday morning. The YouTube video is included below.

Clauson, a senior at Concordia, was No. 1 on the list after a last-second, game-winner helped the Cavaliers win the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament championship on Monday, The Times reported. The shot advanced her team to the NAIA national tournament next week.

On an in-bounds play with seven-tenths of a second on the clock, Clauson bounced the ball off an opponent, caught the ball and sank a 10-foot game-winner. Fans stormed Clauson in celebration of the smart play and 63-61 win against The College of Idaho.

From the Times report:
“It’s something my dad taught me,” Clauson told Rivals.com Tuesday by phone. “I noticed earlier in the game that her back was to me and they weren’t guarding the inbounder. We had less than a second left, so I said if nobody was wide open for a layup, I’m just going to go for it.”

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