Trailing by two points with 2.9 seconds left, New Rochelle High School needed a miracle to beat Mount Vernon in the Section 1 Class AA championship game on Sunday in Westchester County.
They got it in the form of one of the wildest buzzer beaters ever to occur on a basketball court.
Senior Khalil Edney intercepted a pass and launched a 55-foot shot that fell through the net at the buzzer. As fans rushed the court and joined the team in celebration, officials initially ruled the shot no good, but gathered and reversed the call.
Edney missed Saturday's semifinal game with a sprained ankle, according to MSGvarsity.com. New Rochelle trailed 34-24 with 1:30 left in the third quarter in that game, as well.
"I was just praying for it to go in," Edney said of the miracle shot. "That's one of them last-second things you throw up and it goes in."
"I'm shocked right now," Edney said. "We were down the whole game and I'm on a hurt ankle and playing through the pain. Coach said that I had to come through. I had a bad first half and stuck through it in the second half."