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Up By Two, Less Than One Second on the Clock -- But Watch This Team Find a Way to Lose Anyway

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There was absolutely no way they were going to lose — until they did.

Dakota Valley High School (South Dakota) took on Nebraska's Wayne High School in a Friday game that Dakota Valley had all but won — twice — before the heroics of one Wayne player destroyed their chances.

Dakota Valley was up in overtime, 75-73, and with a mere 0.6 seconds remaining on the clock, victory seemed assured.

But Dakota Valley managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in basically the only way possible.

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Inbounding the ball from under his own basket, a Dakota Valley player chucked it down the court — straight into the waiting arms of Wayne's 6'5" forward Ben Hoskins.

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Seizing the moment, Hoskins fired off a half-court shot.

He made it.

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The best part? The game-winning shot wasn't Hoskins' only buzzer-beating basket of the game.

The senior, surely a local legend by now, had scored the basket that tied the game 64-64 in regular time, keeping Wayne in the game — and opening the path to victory.

Watch the buzzer-beating, game-winning plays below:

(H/T: Deadspin)

Follow Zach Noble (@thezachnoble) on Twitter

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