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Oklahoma high school boys basketball: Watch McGuinness' Graham Tawwater hit game-winning shot

Graham Tawwater is no stranger to scoring.

But when McGuinness was tied with Class 5A fourth-ranked Shawnee with four seconds left Tuesday, he needed to hit one of biggest shots of his career to complete the comeback. 

The junior guard inbounded the ball in the back court before receiving the pass back while running left to right. He started driving toward the basket and got near the right elbow before pulling up and hitting the jump shot as the buzzer sounded to give No. 9 McGuinness a 65-63 win. 

Tawwater finished with 26 points to lead all scorers. The Fighting Irish trailed by seven entering the fourth quarter, but Tawwater's bucket gave them their fourth win in the past five games. 

Up next, McGuinness will take on Christian Heritage in the first round of the Otho "Sweet Pea" Curtis Invitational at Newcastle High School at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Shawnee will host Sapulpa at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Vision Bank Shawnee Invitational. 

Reporter Cameron Jourdan covers high school sports across the Oklahoma City metro and state. Have a story idea for Cameron? He can be reached at or on Twitter at @Cam_Jourdan. Support Cameron’s work and that of other Oklahoman journalists by purchasing a digital subscription today at or by using the link at the top of this page.

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Cameron Jourdan

Cameron Jourdan joined The Oklahoman in March 2019 to cover high school sports. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He had an internship with The Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in a... Read more ›