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Buzzer-beater featured on SportsCenter's Top 10

Posted by Justin Rice  December 19, 2012 12:21 PM

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East Boston's Pat Santos' full-court buzzer-beater to defeat Madison Park on Tuesday night was worthy of an ESPN SportsCenter highlight.

Wednesday it was just that, as SportsCenter made it their No. 1 play on their Top 10.

The play is also up for ESPN’s Best of the Best against an 82-yard rushing TD by Adrian Peterson.

To vote click here.

As of 1 p.m. Peterson’s play was beating Santos’ play 57 percent to 43 percent with 2,084 votes cast.

East Boston coach Shawn Brown said he didn’t know the play made SportsCenter until people started calling his cell phone.

“I didn’t know at all,” Brown said. “I was in meetings then [I found out] just hearing people saying ‘congratulations.’

Brown said other media outlets have been contacting him for interviews and that they might be on Fox 25 tomorrow morning.

Brown said he doesn’t want all the attention to get to his team’s head.

“That’s what I have to address,” he said. “I’ll control that. Again, there’s still a lot to learn from yesterday’s game.”

Here's a video of the shot.

Here's a link to a story about the game.

Justin A. Rice covers Boston Public school athletics. He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.

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