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Half-court buzzer-beater lifts Goretti boys past Loyola

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Half-court shot lifts Goretti boys to win

With 1.9 seconds left, Gavin Rajahpillay (nine points) dribbled to half-court and launched a 45-foot running floater that beat the buzzer to lift the host St. Maria Goretti boys basketball team over Loyola, 54-53, on Sunday. The Dons (9-7) took their first lead, 49-47, since the first half on a 3-pointer by Matt Dunn with 1:28 left. But Loyola shot 2-for-6 from the foul line in the final 55.9seconds to allow the Gaels (10-6) to stay in the game. In the first quarter, Dan Vigus (13points) scored seven points to fuel a 9-2 run for a 14-11 lead. Goretti used four 3-pointers in the second quarter to...