Chris Edwards scored 12 of Monsignor Farrell's 14 points in overtime, including a game-winning buzzer-beater, as the Lions advanced to the CHSAA A Division semifinals with a 59-57 win over St. Edmund Prep in the quarterfinal round at Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx on Saturday.
Edwards put Farrell ahead 55-52 on a spinning 3-point play with 53.5 seconds left in overtime, but Chris Wiggan converted a pair of free throws for St. Edmund Prep on the next trip, bringing the Eagles within a point at 55-54 with 35.2 seconds on the clock. St. Edmund was forced to foul after a Farrell timeout, and the Eagles put Justin Zieris on the stripe with 26.6 seconds remaining. Zieris made both to give the Lions another 3 point lead at 57-54, but Cameron Shields connected on a contested 3-pointer on the ensuing possession, knotting the score at 57 and prompting another Farrell timeout with just 12.6 ticks left.
#CHSAA A Division Quarterfinal.— HS Box Scores NYC (@hsboxscoresnyc) February 23, 2019
Monsignor Farrell 59
St. Edmund Prep 57
After St. Edmund Prep tied the score at 57 on a 3-pointer, Farrell wins it in OT on a buzzer beater by Chris Edwards. @CHSAA_NYC @FarrellLions @MFHSBasketball @SEP_Basketball #HSBB pic.twitter.com/RUUeO4LIhX
The Lions went to Edwards on the last possession, and he backed his way into the lane and connected on a clutch turn around jumper just ahead of the horn, sending Farrell into the semis. Edwards finished with a game-high 20 points, while Zieris and Anthony Clemenza scored 14 each for Farrell. Zieris scored the last points in regulation, tying the score at 45 on a 3-point play in the final minute and sending the game into overtime.
The Lions will face LaSalle Academy at 6:00 on Tuesday night in the semifinal round at St. Raymond High School in the Bronx. The Cardinals upset All Hallows, the top seed from the CHSAA A North, 58-50 on Saturday.
Sean Edwards led St. Edmund Prep with 17 points, while Shemar Latty finished with 16 points and Shields 13 for the Eagles.