For high school hoops drama, it's tough to top the 55-foot game-winning buzzer-beater that New Rochelle's Khalil Edney made to beat Mount Vernon in a New York sectional title game on Sunday.
It was awesome and up here in Canada, TSN had it as the highlight of the night on Sportscentre. It turns out that over the weekend there was an unreal buzzer-beater during a big high school basketball game and it was 100 per cent composed of Canadian content. On Friday, when the Kitsilano Blue Demons played the Burnaby South Rebels in B.C.'s Lower Mainland AAA boys basketball championship, Kitsilano's Noah DeRappard-Yuswack made a halftime buzzer shot with his foot on the three-point line.
What was so unusual about that? It was from the opposite three-point line.
Granted, it came at the end of a quarter rather than at the end of the game, but how often does one of those beat-the-buzzer Hail Mary heaves go in? It also meant a six-point swing for Burnaby South, which went from holding the ball for a three-point try, only to have DeRappard-Yuswack take the rebound with enough time for one dribble and a prayer.
The momentum boost helped Kitsilano pull away from Burnaby South to win the Lower Mainland title. The Blue Demons, 24-5 this season, also earned a No. 4 seed for the B.C. AAA provincials next week, which is one of the most fervently followed and competitive high school championships in Canada, for any sport.
What a thrill that ought to be for DeRappard-Yuswack, a 6-foot-5 forward who's in his Grade 12 year. He also helped Kitsilano repeat as league champions last month.
Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet. Please address any questions, comments or concerns to email@example.com.