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Blake Bjornson shares a laugh with teammate Garek Droog during a Grafton Spoiler basektball practice Thursday. photo by Eric Hylden/Forum News Service

Grafton basketball players reward teammate’s joyful spirit with shot in the spotlight

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GRAFTON, N.D. — With one second remaining on the scoreboard clock, hopes were dim for the plan to get senior Blake Bjornson his first varsity basket.


The Grafton Spoilers were inbounding the basketball at the far end of the court, 94 feet from the hoop. A teammate rolled the ball down the court, Blake scooped it up 20 feet from the basket against a purposely passive Thompson Tommies’ defense, took one dribble and shot.


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