James Jopes Drills the Game Winner at the Buzzer

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This Play of the Week was really a no-brainer as Waubonsie Valley takes on Naperville Central in boys basketball and James Jopes pulls off a play that every player dreams of making. Presented by Trunnell Insurance.

We had a DVC clash as the Waubonsie Valley Warriors faced the Naperville Central Redhawks on Mom’s Night. The red and white hoped to remain undefeated this season.

With time winding down in a tied ballgame, Jonah Hinton kicks to James Jopes and he hits the three at the buzzer to win the game for the Redhawks. His hands were ready for the pass, he steps up, holds the follow through, and calls game. The Redhawks win 61-58 in spectacular fashion! The shot was great, but James Jopes credits the pass by Hinton.

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