N.Y. woman hits half court shot, then gets mar­riage pro­posal

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

AL­BANY, N.Y. — It was quite a night for a New York state col­lege bas­ket­ball fan who made a half-court shot to win a $500 gift card and re­ceived a mar­riage pro­posal sec­onds later.

Erin Tobin took part in a Dunkin’ Donuts pro­mo­tion dur­ing Thurs­day night’s Man­hat­tan-Siena game at the Times Union Cen­ter in Al­bany. As the com­pany’s mas­cot stood nearby, the 30-year-old Siena grad­u­ate and sea­son ticket holder banked in her half-court, one-handed heave. After cel­e­brat­ing, Tobin turned around to see the mas­cot’s gi­ant cof­fee cup cos­tume be­ing re­moved to re­veal her boyfriend, 31-year-old Steve Duck­ett, on his knee and hold­ing an en­gage­ment ring. A very sur­prised Tobin said yes as the crowd cheered. Adding to an al­ready big night, Siena beat Man­hat­tan 94-71.

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