March 05, 2013

There are buzzer beaters and then there are BUZZER BEATERS: In the New York Section 1 AA championship game New Rochelle was on a 9-1 run but still behind by 2 points. Only 2.9 seconds left on the clock and they have to take out the ball on the opposite side of the court. The long lob down the floor was picked off by the opposing Mount Vernon, things didn't look good until Khalil Edney had something to say about it.

posted by jeremias to basketball at 06:54 AM - 10 comments

Holy Dick Van Dyke!

That was an incredible turn of events. What a bizarre decision by the Mount Vernon player to pass the ball instead of holding onto it.

Two of those refs had the right idea sprinting off the court after the decision was made.

posted by rcade at 08:48 AM on March 05, 2013

In a championship game, no less. That was terrific.

posted by Hugh Janus at 09:04 AM on March 05, 2013

I love that the kid never gave up on the play.

posted by NoMich at 09:27 AM on March 05, 2013

Yes precisely, what may be more amazing than the shot himself is that he basically put himself in a position to steal the ball back to make the shot. So many kids can learn from that.

posted by straw22 at 09:57 AM on March 05, 2013

If this happened in the basketball version of Friday Night Lights I would roll my eyes so hard.

posted by tron7 at 10:13 AM on March 05, 2013

Not even the greatest hack writer in Hollywood could've come up with this scenario and outcome.

posted by NerfballPro at 10:55 AM on March 05, 2013

Yawn. Been there, done that (six years ago).

posted by grum@work at 11:28 AM on March 05, 2013

I admire the Westchester County reserve of the announcers while witnessing a bona fide "I done wet my breeches" moment.

posted by beaverboard at 12:49 PM on March 05, 2013

"I done wet my breeches"

In case anyone was unaware what that refers to...

(3:50 into the video)

posted by grum@work at 01:15 PM on March 05, 2013

Looks like I have to resurrect my newspaper career ... I never covered a game with that kind of ending.

Also, having spent several years refereeing in Pennsylvania, I would have loved to know what was in the refs' discussion. One way or the other, one team would have felt screwed.

posted by jjzucal at 12:30 PM on March 06, 2013

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