North Beats South 56-53 in Overtime After Jalen Williams Sinks a Three-Pointer

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North’s Jalen Williams celebrates sinking a game-winning three-pointer in overtime against South during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
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Bloomington, Indiana – January 6, 2024

Bloomington High School North emerged victorious in a thrilling match against Bloomington High School South on Friday night at North, courtesy of Jalen Williams’ decisive three-pointer in overtime. The crucial basket propelled the Cougars to a 56-53 lead over the Panthers as the final seconds ticked away.

In the closing moments, South’s Taye Spears attempted a shot but fell short.

Following the victory, North fans and cheerleaders flooded the court, hoisting Jalen Williams into the air amid celebrations. Williams and Luke Lindeman both contributed 14 points each, while Connor O’Guinn amassed 15 points against the Panthers.

On the opposing side, Vincent Moutardier led the Panthers with 23 points, supported by teammate TJ Spears who contributed 10 points.

After regular play, the score stood at 49-49, as Zach Sims managed to secure a free throw after initially missing the first attempt.

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North’s Jalen Williams celebrates after sinking a game-winning three-pointer in overtime against South during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. The Cougars beat the Panthers 56-53. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North celebrates winning in overtime against South during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. The Cougars beat the Panthers 56-53 after Jalen Williams sank a three-pointer. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: South’s Taye Spears battles several Cougars during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: South’s Alex Shaevitz (4) goes to the hoop against North during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North fans and cheerleaders cheer against South during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: South’s Zach Sims plays against North’s Luke Lindeman during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: South’s Zach Sims (14) reacts after missing a free throw against North during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: South’s Jack Clark plays against North’s Luke Lindeman during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: South’s Taye Spears shoots agains North in the last seconds of over time during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North’s Luke’s Lindeman (22) plays against South’s Vince Moutardier during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North’s Nehemiah Dangerfield plays against South during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North’s Jalen Williams plays against South during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North’s Jalen Williams plays against South during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North’s Luke Lindeman (22) plays against South during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North’s Connor OGuinn plays against South during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: South and North during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: South and North during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North’s Jalen Williams plays against South during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North’s Jalen Williams plays against South during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North’s Luke Lindeman (22) plays against South during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North’s Luke Lindeman (22) plays against South Jack Clark (3) during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North’s Luke Lindeman (22) plays against South during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North’s Jalen Williams plays against South during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North’s Luke Lindeman (22) plays against South during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: South and North during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: South and North during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: South and North during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North’s Jalen Williams plays against South’s Zach Sims during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: South and North during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: South and North during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: North’s Jalen Williams plays against South during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: South and North during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: South and North during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – JANUARY 5: South and North during a high school varsity basketball game at Bloomington High School North on January 5, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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