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A week to remember: Southern Door senior hits game-winners in back-to-back games

Eagles senior guard Nate Everard has hit buzzer-beaters in each of the games last two games.
Posted at 10:34 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 23:34:17-05

BRUSSELS, Wis. (NBC 26) — Most basketball players dream of getting just one in their lifetime. Southern Door's Nate Everard hit two in less than a week.

"I never thought it would actually happen," Everard said. "Having one but let alone two in a row. I mean it's just an honor."

The Eagles senior guard has hit buzzer-beaters in each of the team's last two games: a put-back to give Southern Door a 54-52 win over NEW Lutheran last Thursday, and an improbably leaning jumper as the Eagles beat Packerland Conference frontrunner Oconto 43-41 on Tuesday.

"I've definitely never seen a kid hit two game-winners in two straight games," Josh VandenBush, Southern Door's head coach, said. "It's an amazing memory that he's going to have for the rest of his life."

The win over Oconto was a big one for Southern Door. It gives them a leg up as they vie for their seventh straight conference title.

"We're clearly trying to go for a 'seven-peat' this year," Everard said. "It's actually very important because I'm pretty sure Oconto is projected to win the conference this year."

When asked what he'll remember in 15 years, Everard said "definitely those shots," but added "I mean, a 'seven-peat,' if we get it... I'll remember that."