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Teams attempt world's longest basketball game for Joplin

(KMOV) -- After nearly five days of continuous play, two teams in St. Louis are approaching the world's record for longest basketball game.

The marathon game began Wednesday morning with 24 players rotating on and off the court, and is scheduled to end Sunday night. The group hopes to reach 110 hours of play, with all proceeds going to victims of last year's tornado in Joplin.

Former Mizzou basketball star and Joplin resident Jeff Hafer was the game's leading scorer with nearly 2,000 points by Sunday morning. Event organizers said the 110 hour match is equivalent to 162 regular college basketball games.

Event organizer and participant Chuck Williams said players were "honored" to help Joplin residents.

 

"This event and the money we raise for Joplin will be the exclamation point on a great week of basketball in St. Louis," he said.

 

 

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