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Basketball Game #492977

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 04, 1977
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(Studio) 2 suburban Chicago high school basketball teams play game which is won by 1 point, but scorer made error and gave victory to wrong team.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Melrose Park, Illinois) 2 schools are Walther Lutheran and Saint Michaels. Saint Michael's carried case to state board presiding over game rules and was told mistake was official and wouldn't be changed. [Illinois high school Association spokesperson Don. TRIMBLE - says game score will stand.] Saint Michaels goes to court and circuit judge gives them 2nd chance; 2nd half of game to be played over. Walther Lutheran wins again by 1 point. [Losing coach Jim ROBERTS - reacts to loss.] [Winning coach Wayne RASMUSSEN - comments on feelings with regard to win.] Other teams in tournament now contesting games.
REPORTER: Mike Jackson

Brinkley, David;
Jackson, Mike

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