109 hours later, it wasn't the score that mattered

January 5, 2012

The buzzer rang and the score was settled at 11,689 to 9,765, the blue team toppled the white by almost two-thousand points. The world's longest basketball game was over, the record set, and a group of 22 players, two lost to injury earlier, limped off the court, smiling.

The game started Dec. 26 and finished last Friday, Dec. 30, at 10 p.m. in front of a crowd of supporters, 109 hours had been clocked. Breaking the world record wasn't the only motive behind the grueling game. Its driving force was raising funds and awareness for the Fallen Heroes Scholarship Foundation.

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