New Rochelle HS Wins Championship on Heroic Buzzer-Beater! [Video]
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“It’s unreal,” Edney said. “I would never picture myself at the age of 17 being on ‘SportsCenter.’ It’s going to be exciting. We’re going to enjoy it.”
“I’m still shocked that I made it,” Edney, also a star quarterback who led New Rochelle’s football team to a state championship, told The Post in a phone interview.
“Most high school kids, when they win a big game like that, they throw the ball in the air,” said Edney, who finished with seven points and nine rebounds and plans to play quarterback in junior college this fall. “He didn’t throw the ball high enough. I grabbed the ball and I threw it.” – nypost
“That was the greatest feeling in the world when they said it counted,” Edney said. “Just because it was against Mount Vernon. They’ve been winning section titles for the past seven years. To beat them, that was everything.”
It was a joyous moment for Edney, who battled personal heartbreak when he was younger, losing his mother, Akilah Keisha Taylor, to cancer six years ago when he was 11.
“I have ‘momma’s boy’ tattooed on the inside of my arm. She meant everything to me,” he said. “When I got up [after making the shot] and everything calmed down, I met up with my dad [Louis Edney Sr.]. He said to me, ‘Your prayers were answered.’ – nypost
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— Ray Rice (@RayRice27) March 3, 2013
New Rochelle HS went through the roof on Sunday, capturing the Section 1 Class AA Championship over Mount Vernon, 61-60, on an improbable last-second 55-foot buzzer beater by senior guard Khalil Edney! Super Bowl Champ RB Ray Rice, who went to New Rochelle went on twitter (above) after witnessing the amazing feat! A player on Mount Vernon just tried to heave the ball out of bounds, and Edney intercepted and two-hand heaved it towards the basket! New Rochelle (13-9) will face Section 4 champion Binghamton in the New York State regional semifinals tomorrow at SUNY Purchase at 4 p.m. Edney even got to guest spot (and No. 1 on the top 10 plays) on ESPN’s “Sportscenter” and ABC’s “Good Morning America” today!