Top sports stories of 2022: No. 9 — Teigan Pelletier sends Oxford Hills to state title game
Staff, 2022-12-20 15:23:26,
In a basketball season dominated by Maine players on the wish lists of some of the nation’s top college programs, Teigan Pelletier briefly stole the spotlight with his heroics at the end of the Class AA North final on Feb. 26 at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.
“I really like taking the last shot, just the rush of it,” Pelletier said a few days later. “I feel like, ‘Who wouldn’t? Who wouldn’t like to take the last shot of a playoff game?’ So I love it.”
Pelletier, then a sophomore, and second-seeded Oxford Hills went to overtime with top-seeded Edward Little when Pelletier missed a shot at the end of regulation.
That was only a speed bump.
With 7.5 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Vikings trailing 47-46, Oxford Hills’ Tanner Bickford rebounded a missed free throw and threw a pass to Pelletier, who caught the ball about two-thirds of the court away from the basket.
Pelletier quickly dribbled up the right side of the court. He cut toward the middle, and toward the hoop, but was picked up by an Edward Little defender at the 3-point line and had to change his direction, again to the right. Pelletier bumped into the defender to create space, then planted both feet, jumped and squared up his body toward the hoop in mid-air…
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