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Sophomore guard Kevin Dorsey created a legend over the weekend that will live for many years in Springfield, Mo.

Dorsey made a turnaround bank shot from just beyond the free throw line with two seconds left in overtime to give underdog Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) a stunning 69-67 victory over previously unbeaten Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) before a crowd of 8,744 in the championship game of the annual Bass Pro Tournament of Champions.

File photo by Jim Redman

Kevin Dorsey, Paul VI

He told the Springfield News-Leader, "Anything could've happened. But I drove the ball, was looking for my teammates to see if anyone was open, then I spun around and saw that nobody was open. He (his defender) gave me a little bit of room, so I faded away and knocked it down."

Montverde, which was No. 1 in MaxPreps' Freeman Rankings, let a 10-point lead slip away in the fourth quarter.

Tournament MVP Marcus Derrickson, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, had 23 points for the champs (13-4) and another sophomore, Franklin Howard, had a game-high 24 points.

During the semifinals on Friday, Dorsey beat nationally-ranked St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) 52-50 with another 17-foot jump shot at the final buzzer.