From MSG Varsity: Edney, who didn’t practice all week, sank a miraculous 55-foot buzzer-beating shot to lift New Rochelle to a thrilling 61-60 victory over seven-time defending champ Mt. Vernon at the Westchester County Center.
“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.”
The officials initially waived off the shot, however, they huddled together at center court and correctly reversed the decision.
The play began with 2.9 seconds left in regulation and the Huguenots trailing by two. Edney, positioned on New Rochelle’s baseline, threw a baseball pass to teammate Joe Clarke near center court. The duo — with Edney at quarterback and Clarke at tight end — had hooked up countless times during the fall to lead New Rochelle to a state title in football. This wasn’t one of those times. Mt. Vernon’s Jalen David jumped into the passing lane and deflected the ball. Teammate Devonte Banner scooped it up and floated a pass forward to Traquann Scales. Edney jumped into action, reading the play perfectly. He stole the ball and released the shot in practically the same motion.