Atkins nails buzzer shot to lift MCHS

Blake Atkins (shown with ball) sank a shot at the buzzer on Saturday to lift MCHS over Bret Harte in basketball. Photo by Matt Johnson

They persevered all day long, like climbers going up a big hill.

And at the end, it finally paid off.

Trailing by one point, Blake Atkins lofted a high arcing shot in the paint over the outstretched hands of Bret Harte defenders, making it at the buzzer to lift the Mariposa County High School boys basketball team to a 62-61 win on Saturday in Mariposa.

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