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OT: Are you kidding me? High school team knocks off opponent in a buzzer beater thriller
that's my high school. Won the state championship at the buzzer.
Pretty good day for you. Go buy a lottery ticket.
It's gonna be a long ride home for the kid who intercepted that inbounds pass.
I think his name was Keith Appling.
We beat the Spartans!!!!!
I say hell yes.
I think this one gives it a run for its money:
Off a turnover, from 3/4 court, 0.1 seconds left? Can you think of a better one?
You find me a better finish to a game, with the stakes as high as that, and I will stop posting on mgoblog forever.
The lights were clearly on... Shouldn't have counted.
Disagree. I froze it when the backboard light comes on and it appears that the ball is out. Yes, the TV clock is late, but I still think the ball is out of his hands when the backboard light goes on.
Would have loved to see what Gus Johnson would have said if he was calling that game...
Reminds me of the 1986 Class B state championship where Chris Coles hit a 65 ft shot to win the game for Saginaw Buena Vista.
The coolest thing is that he made 10% of his team's points on one shot.
There was no three-pointer in Michigan high school basketball in 1986. What you saw was the ultimate 'long two'. (Also no shot clock -- so a pretty low score)
I was there for that game. Was Flint Beecher the opponent? Unless I'm confusing years, the Class A final that followed featured Detroit Northern's Derrick Coleman and Romulus's Terry Mills.
Charlie, of course, was a legendary HS coach at Saginaw before moving on to Central Michigan and Miami University. Love Charlie.
This is one of my all time favorites. Sean Randolph and the BV program was the truth. Charlie Coles was a great coach (Coached Thunder Dan Majerle at CMU too). We played in BV's league (White Pine Conference) and my team gave Mark Macon's epic team a run for its money (incidentally my team had an assistant coach by the name of T Crean).
That said, the fact that the NR team did not actually have the ball gives that one a leg up.
I would say the Celtics playoff game against the Pistons was comparable in "unlikely" victories, but it wasn't for the championship and the shots, while more of them, were not as difficult.
This one is ridiculous.
And it looks legit.
Isn't this New York high school basketball? I thought New Rochelle was a suburb of NYC
Yes. This is highschool.
New Rochelle is a suburb in Westchester county, about 15 miles north of NYC
Yahoo! had a nice little write-up (LINK)
According to their article, that was a 55-footer from someone who was also the quarterback of the football team - Khalil Edney. His comment:
"I was just praying for it to go in," Edney told MSGVarsity, which was televising the game. "That's one of them last-second things you throw up, and it goes in."
That is the most unlikely, spectacular game-ender that I have seen, and congratulations to New Rochelle on winning the Class I-AA basketball championship for New York Section I (per the article, that was the ultimate result).
Laura Petrie is impressed.
It looked like he didnt get the shot off in time. When I paused the video at 0.00, he still had contact with the ball. It was very close though. Try it and see what you think.
The replay they kept showing in the video sure seemed to show the ball out of his hands with 0.1 on the clock.
so either way, it's well within the margin of expected referee accuracy.
Consider the Aaron Craft 3.
Bo Ryan isnt impressed.
living in Blacksburg, VA.
couldn't have scripted it better.
The guy who intercepted the inbounds pass, if he REALLY wanted to avoid being fouled, just has to chuck the ball straight up into air about 20 feet and the game is over before the ball even lands. He's gotta feel terrible.
Thanks for sharing that!
Ridiculous! Clock or not (it looked good), that's a heck of a shot.