But as crunch time went to bold-face type and then to capital letters and then a few exclamation points were added, it was Ellington, the 6-4 swingman headed for North Carolina, who earned the ultimate laurel.
Ellington gives team a shot
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"I knew it was good as soon as it went off my fingers," Ellington said. "That's why I started running back to halfcourt."
Episcopal tops Neumann-Goretti in showdown
"It's a thrill for all these people here to have experienced this," said Episcopal coach Dan Dougherty. "This is what high school basketball is all about."
The game, televised by ESPN2, drew 5,317 to Philadelphia's oldest and most heralded venue.
Ellington's shot is beautiful music in Episcopal's win
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