Woodward Team Assists Opposing Player

Friday, February 21st 2014, 9:18 pm
By: News 9

The basic objectives of basketball are simple: Play hard, score the most points and don't turn the ball over. But earlier this week there was one turnover that everyone supported.

"I thought he was going to give it to his teammates, but he gave it to me and I was shocked," said Guymon senior, Bryton Aubrey.

As a guard, Woodward's Eddie Salazar is supposed to pass the ball to his own team.

"It doesn't matter. I'm just happy for him," said Woodward junior, Eddie Salazar.

In a game against Guymon, Eddie made one pass to the wrong team for all the right reasons.

On the receiving end of that pass was Aubrey. According to his dad his name means exactly how it sounds.

"He brightens up everybody he meets," said Bryton's dad.

And that night, he not only lit up faces, but the three point line.

"My friends from church say I'm a 3-point magnet," said Bryton.

Tuesday night was only the third time Bryton has seen varsity minutes. Struggling with some physical limitations, Bryton's coach wanted him to get one more shot for the final game of his career.

"I was surprised and shocked," said Bryton.

So at the very end of the 4th quarter, Bryton was in the corner, ready to shoot.

"I can shoot a three. It happens a lot in practice," said Bryton.

But this wasn't practice. On the first attempt Bryton hit the back board.

"It's kind of hard to shoot a three with all the pressure," said Bryton.

Hitting at the right angle, he got his own rebound and shot again. This time it was an air ball, and what Eddie did next was without any instruction from anyone.

"I was just hoping he did just for him, for that moment. That was his moment," said Eddie.

And what a moment it was with just two seconds left. Bryton's first career varsity points from a lifelong teammate, in a different jersey.