Jake Wenig’s performance this week at the state tournament has reached legendary status. Wenig hit a half court shot at the buzzer to force overtime in Danville’s first round victory then blocked a potential game winning shot at the horn in the semis. Friday night Wenig finished it off by hitting a 24-footer at the buzzer as Danville won a second straight 2A championship with a 52-51 win over Garner-Hayfield. Wenig says he’s in complete shock over the entire tournament and says he won’t believe it until he looks back over what has happened in a few months.The ball hit the front of the rim and bounced high in the air and dropped through. He says he felt pretty good about the shot, and felt it would go in once it hit the rim. Garner-Hayfield coach Larry Eenhuis felt his team had Wenig guarded. He says they knew they would either go to Wenig or use him as a decoy. He says it was a great 2A ballgame for spectators.Pomeroy-Palmer won a second straight 1A crown with a 67-62 win over Fredricksburg. Knights coach Brian Heide says it was a great way for a big senior class to close their career. Heide says there are plenty of kids ready to step up and fill in next year.Fredricksburg was trying to add a basketball title to the football crown it won last fall and coach Jim Stewart says his team could not have played any harder. Stewart says this group of players has been heavily involved in all activities and he says they’re special because they’re winners in all aspects of life.
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