Lucky bounce pays off big for mom

Posted at 10:19 AM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 10:19:33-05

(KARE, NBC NEWSCHANNEL) There have been some great basketball tandems over the years. Jabbar and Magic. Jordan and Pippen. LeBron and Wade.

But sometimes the unlikeliest of hoop heroes emerge.

Angela Ramey and her daughter, Grace, pulled off the unthinkable in Bloomington, Minnesota earlier this month.

Nine-year-old Grace won a school fundraiser by raising the most money for Kids Against Hunger which serves local food shelves.

The prize was a half year tuition. Only there was one catch; she had to make a half-court shot in the gym.

So together, mom and daughter took turns missing the first two attempts badly.

The third shot, though, involved something pretty special, and an even better celebration of disbelief.

Mom shot the ball and it fell short of the rim, but after a bounce went in.

Needless to say both mom and daughter were shocked by the shot, but thrilled to win a half year of tuition.

Ramey's Shocked Shot

The unbelieveable half-court alley-oop shot and Angela's shocked reaction when she realizes the ball went in the basket! Thanks Alex Matheson (videographer and BA dad) for capturing Angela Ramey and Grace last Friday, deciding who's going to take the shot to try to score half-off tuition next year. Angela throws the basketball granny style with her eyes closed, then screams in disbelief when the cheering students and staff convince her she scored. She's jumping amid 41,040 meals packed by 235 students during Friday's "Bethany Loves Bloomington" meal packing event Friday, a service project undertaken to help feed the hungry in Bloomington and the surrounding communities.The Ramey's won the chance for the half-court/half-tuition prize by being the family who raised the most money during the school's fundraiser.

Posted by Bethany Academy on Monday, December 7, 2015