Carr Creek guard Freddie Maggard was given a hero's ride after hitting a field goal with four seconds left to beat Wayland, 68-67, in the semi-finals of the Kentucky State High School Basketball Tournament March 17, 1956 at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington. Maggard also hit a one-hander in the closing seconds to oust Central City in a overtime in first round action on March 15.
Carr Creek guard Freddie Maggard was given a hero's ride after hitting a field goal with four seconds left to beat Wayland, 68-67, in the semi-finals of the Kentucky State High School Basketball Tournament March 17, 1956 at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington. Maggard also hit a one-hander in the closing seconds to oust Central City in a overtime in first round action on March 15. E. Martin Jessee Staff File Photo
Carr Creek guard Freddie Maggard was given a hero's ride after hitting a field goal with four seconds left to beat Wayland, 68-67, in the semi-finals of the Kentucky State High School Basketball Tournament March 17, 1956 at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington. Maggard also hit a one-hander in the closing seconds to oust Central City in a overtime in first round action on March 15. E. Martin Jessee Staff File Photo

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