De Beque Dragons soar high with spectacular alley-oop dunk

The De Beque Dragons basketball team made a stunning play that earned them the Play of the Week award from KKCO. Senior Scottie Vines caught a lob off the glass from sophomore Burke Largent and slammed it home for the highlight reel dunk.

How the play happened

The play occurred in the third quarter of the game between De Beque and Plateau Valley on Friday, January 28, 2024. The Dragons were leading by 15 points when Largent stole the ball from the Cowboys and ran down the court. He saw Vines trailing behind him and decided to throw the ball off the backboard for his teammate to finish. Vines leaped high in the air and caught the ball with one hand, then threw it down with authority. The crowd erupted in cheers as the Dragons celebrated the amazing play.

What the players said

Vines and Largent spoke to KKCO after the game and shared their thoughts on the play. Vines said he was surprised by Largent’s pass, but he trusted his teammate and went for it. He said it was the best dunk of his career and he was happy to share it with his team. Largent said he wanted to do something special for Vines, who is a senior and one of the leaders of the team. He said he was glad that Vines finished the play and that it boosted their confidence and momentum.

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What the coach said

De Beque coach Jake Higuera also praised the play and the players. He said that Vines and Largent have a great chemistry and that they work hard in practice. He said that the play was a result of their teamwork and athleticism. He also said that the play was a reflection of the team’s culture and identity, which is to play with passion, energy, and joy.

What the fans said

The play was not only a hit with the players and the coach, but also with the fans. Many of them took to social media to express their admiration and excitement for the play. Some of them called it the best play they have ever seen in high school basketball, while others compared it to the famous alley-oop between Dwyane Wade and LeBron James in the NBA. The play also received thousands of views and likes on YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram.

What the award means

The play was voted as the Play of the Week by the viewers of KKCO, a local TV station that covers sports in western Colorado. The award is given to the most impressive or memorable play that happens in the area each week. The play will also be entered into the Play of the Year contest, which will be decided at the end of the season. The winner of the Play of the Year will receive a trophy and a cash prize.

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