High School Basketball Team Celebrates Too Early, Loses State Title (Video)

Some of the hardest, most important lessons are learned in high school, which can be our most transformative years.

Just ask Burrillville High School boys basketball team, which learned the hard life lesson that you don’t celebrate until you’ve actually won something.

The Broncos believed they had won a Rhode Island state championship, and one player celebrated in kind. The only problem, of course, was that time hadn’t actually expired.

The premature celebration was, just that, premature. The referees added time back on the clock after ruling Chariho High School had retrieved the ball thrown in the air as part of Burrillville’s celebration and called timeout.

Chariho drew up a brilliant play out of the timeout, and by now, you probably can predict how things turned out for poor old Burrillville.

Sometimes, life’s most important lessons are the hardest to learn.

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