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17-year-old cancer survivor scores winning shot in final high school basketball game
Rocky, a high school senior and member of the girls varsity basketball team at Heritage High School in Leesburg, Virginia, made the game-winning buzzer beater that clinched the win for her team against Rock Ridge High School. The emotional moment was captured on camera and Rocky’s assistant coach, Ariel McKinney, said it was especially sweet for Rocky, who was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in 2019. “Despite all the treatment and all the doctor’s appointments and no matter how bad she’s felt on any given day, she has been at every practice in the last four years that she can physically be at, in every game with a positive outlook, not just on the game but on life,” McKinney said, calling the senior a “rock” the entire team leans on.