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Student drains half-court shot at halftime of Gonzaga’s win over San Francisco

Gonzaga student John Ford celebrates his a half-court shot to win $1900 during the San Francisco game, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga student John Ford celebrates his a half-court shot to win $1900 during the San Francisco game, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
By Michael Gulledge The Spokesman-Review

The half-court shots keep falling down at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

But not for the players.

Three weeks in a row, a Gonzaga fan has made a half-courter to earn money in an event performed during a stoppage of play.

Each game, three fans are chosen to throw up the half-court heave. Thursday was John Ford’s lucky night.

The Gonzaga student drained the half-courter worth $1,900 and immediately dashed to the student section to celebrate with fellow students.

Last week when the Gonzaga women hosted Loyola Marymount, another Gonzaga student made the half-court shot to earn $500.

The amount of money a fan could earn by making the shot at a women’s game had been reset the week before due to Gonzaga senior Nick Glazewski, who drained the half-courter worth $1,700 on Feb. 2.

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