HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WANE) – With 4.1 seconds left on the clock Huntington North’s Luke Pulver got the ball into Hunter Hollowell’s hands. The 6’3 junior took care of the rest, sinking a a buzzer beater three to lead the Vikings to a 54-51 win over Concorida Lutheran Tuesday night.
For the captain, it was the type of play he would draw up in his driveway as a kid.
“When you are seven or eight years old you count down; three, two, one. You put it up with a prayer and hope to hit the game-winner,” Hollowell says.
The guts and talent it took to for H to make that shot would have surely made his mother, Kim (Keefer) Hollowell proud. A part of Huntington North’s 1990 State Championship team Kim would often make her presence known watching her son play from the stands.
“I people telling me stories about how if Hunter did something wrong, or if he did something good you would know because that was the voice you would hear,” Huntington North head coach Craig Teagle told WANE-TV.
Kim Hollowell passed away at the age of 42 in September. In her memory Hunter wears 42, the same number his mother wore during her playing days.
“Basketball is such a love for him and its a passion they shared,” Teagle says. “I’m sure it has played a part in the healing process.”