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Taylorville 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team Wins 4-A State Championship

The Taylorville Junior High School 7th grade girls basketball team won the state 4-A championship Thursday night, defeating the Morton Junior High Potters 18 to 16 at Bollingbrook Middle School in suburban Chicago.


With the score tied at 16, Tornado Grace Rogers hit the winning bucket with 4 seconds to go for the win.  


Here's how the call sounded with Leroy Kleimola during NEW Country 104-point-one's live coverage Thursday night:



Morton then took the ball in after they called time out.  There were less than 4 seconds left.




The T-J-H-S 7th grade girls team ends the season with a record of 26 and 2.  Morton ends their season 28-and-2.

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