By Shawn Roney/For the Richmond News
Karson Werle couldn’t believe it.
Playing for the Purple Team in the Lions District 26-M5 girls all-star basketball game last Saturday evening at Lafayette County High School, Werle got the ball at the top of the 3-point arc with less than 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the Purple Team trailing the Gold Team 57-56.
The 2018 Orrick High School graduate let a shot fly. The ball “kind of went around and around” the hoop, as she recalled.
Then, to her surprise, it went into the basket.
“I was, like, ‘Oh, my goodness,’ ” she said.
By making the shot, Werle helped the Purple Team pull off a 59-57 win.
“I was really shocked,” she said.
Werle wasn’t the only Ray County resident who contributed a fourth-quarter trey to the Purple Team’s comeback victory. Trailing 38-37 after three quarters, the Purple Team opened the fourth quarter with an 11-4 run. That run included a 3-pointer from Lacey Logsdon, who graduated in May from Hardin-Central.
The complete version of this story appears in the Tuesday, June 12, edition of the Richmond News.