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New Rochelle (N.Y.) wins title on incredible buzzer beater (VIDEO)

Mar 3, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

In one of the most improbable and stunning buzzer beaters you will ever see, New Rochelle (N.Y) defeated Mount Vernon (N.Y.), 61-60, on a three-quarter court heave at the horn to win the New York Section 1 AA Basketball title.

(CLICK HERE: To see video of another buzzer-beater in the NEPSAC title game)

Down by two points with 2.9 seconds left, New Rochelle in-bounded but the pass was intercepted. A Mount Vernon defender attempted to throw the ball in the air to bleed the clock out, but that was intercepted by New Rochelle senior Khalil Edney, who heaved it up and nailed the shot as time expired.

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The amazing shot wouldn’t have happened if New Rochelle hadn’t outscored Mount Vernon 8-1 in the previous 2:42. Mount Vernon scored just one point in the final 3:52.

It was New Rochelle first Section 1 Class AA title since 2005. And your trivia nugget for that team? Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was their point guard.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. jprcox - Mar 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    I am sure the one guy is asking this of himself, but why oh why did he throw the ball to the other player??? Had he simply held on for 1 more second his team would have won. Wow.

  2. mikewiz64 - Mar 4, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    He’s just a kid. Cut him a little slack. Next time he’s in the position he have the hindsight you had when you made your comment.

  3. Raphielle Johnson - Mar 4, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    That 2005 team not only had Ray Rice, but Geoff McDermott (Providence forward) also played on that team.

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