made/scored a basket


: make a shot (as in basketball) that goes through the basket

Examples of made/scored a basket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lyon scored a basket with three seconds left, but CovCath let the time expire without inbounding the ball. James Weber, The Enquirer, 19 Mar. 2022 All but Webb scored a basket, with Okubanjo and McAndrew sinking go-ahead shots in the first half. Matt Le Cren,, 5 Mar. 2022 Nicolet isn't going to fold early Davion Hannah has 6 points and all five Knights on the floor have scored a basket; Nicolet certainly isn't looking bothered by Pewaukee's potent attack. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 17 Mar. 2023 The Illini went on a 12-2 run for around 6 minutes before Zach Edey scored a basket to give the Boilermakers a 5-point lead at the break. Evan Frank, The Indianapolis Star, 5 Mar. 2023 Fohl scored a basket for East early in the second overtime, and French hit two free throws to put her team up three at 63-60 with 2:35 to play. James Weber, The Enquirer, 26 Feb. 2023 The Bulls were outrebounded 54-48, allowing four offensive rebounds on a single play before the Celtics finally scored a basket. Julia Poe, Chicago Tribune, 9 Jan. 2023 Booker checked into the game, gobbled up a few rebounds, blocked a shot and scored a basket — and after a few minutes was back on the bench. New York Times, 6 July 2022 Okubanjo, who also scored a basket late in Benet’s 36-28 semifinal loss to Stevenson, was surprised to get on the court so early against Bolingbrook (25-6). Matt Le Cren,, 5 Mar. 2022 See More

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