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VIDEO — Wild celebrations after league-clinching 3-pointer

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Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com – Del Norte’s Omar Banuelos in action on Tuesday night.

By Ray Hamill — Omar Banuelos sent the Del Norte players and fans into a frenzy on Tuesday night, after nailing a championship-clinching 3-pointer at Arcata High.

The basket capped a dramatic comeback by the visiting Warriors and gave them a sensational 50-48 win and a first outright conference championship for the program since 2008.

And if there was one player the Warriors wanted taking that shot, it was Banuelos.

“That last possession, what can I say,” an emotional Del Norte head coach Marc Slayton said afterwards. “He’s one of the premier players in our league. He’s been our go-to guy, and never more than tonight.”

Check out the dramatic conclusion here, as well as the postgame celebrations by players, coaches and fans.

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