ND town brought together by murdered cop wins championship on Kyler McGillis miracle 3/4 court buzzer beater

St. John, ND -- Deputy Colt Allery, 29, was killed in January in a shootout with a suspected car thief. Colt had only been with the Rolette County Sheriff’s Office for three months.

His death brought the St. John community together.

Monday night the Saint John's Woodchucks basketball team's undefeated season was on the line in the North Dakota Class B District 8 boys basketball championship game against North Star (Cando)/Starkweather. Tied at 56-56 with 2 seconds left on the clock - junior Kyler McGillis took the inbounds pass and hauled up a 3/4 miracle attempt.

That was answered.


"It's just an unbelievable moment. It felt like a dream. It was a great moment and I'm proud for our community," says McGillis.

"It was for the community, for the small town," added head coach Steve Poitra. "To go through that sad time and to give them something back that they can enjoy and have you know have a great experience doing, it's been great for all of us," said Poitra.


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