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Uploaded on Feb 11, 2012
Senate Protests Being Robbed of their Game-winning Shot
Santa Fe--The New Mexico State Senate threw down a red flag in the Senate Chambers in protest today.
The Senators were challenging the referees' final call at last night's Senate/House charity basketball game. That call ended the game and did not allow the Senators' final shot right before the buzzer to count. Senator Howie Morales' (D-Silver City) two-pointer would have put the Senators ahead 27 to 26. Instead, the referees ruled the game ended 26 to 25 in favor of the House.
A video shot by Senate Communication's Director Diane Kinderwater clearly shows the ball left Senator Morales' fingers before the buzzer sounded and made a swoosh through the hoop for what should have been two points.
This year's annual Senate/House game raised over $26,000 for the UNM Cancer Center. The Senators were Senate Lobos and wore the Lobo jerseys and the House members were House Aggies wearing New Mexico State Aggie jerseys.