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Oregon High School Student Alex Roth Shatters Backboard To End Game

I can't think of a more dramatic way to end a high school basketball game than with a backboard-shattering dunk. Down in Oregon, North Salem and West Salem squared off and the ending was impressive, to say the least. Down 14 with time winding down, West Salem got a steal, but missed the lay-in on the other end. That's when Alex Roth came into the picture with a putback dunk, bringing down the house with it.

Here's the video, from Oregon Live's Nick Hernandez.

In the end, it was a 12-point loss, but what a 12-point loss it was. Note the fans that partially storm the court after the dunk, as well. That's right, they stormed the court and "shut it down" in a 12-point loss to rival North Salem.

Then again, how can you blame them? It's not often you see a high school student shatter a backboard and it's even more rare that the backboard is shattered on the last play of the game. Oddly enough, though, it's not the first time in the last few months an Oregon high school student has broken a backboard. In December, Woodburn's Andy Avgi also shattered one, and Oregon Live points out that gym was the same one Kevin Love broke a backboard in four years ago.

Must be something in the water down south.