With 3.4 seconds remaining in the semifinal District 3, 5A playoffs, Cocalico’s Trey Rios drilled a 3-pointer to break the 40-40 tie and give the Eagles a trip to the championship game.
Below is the winning shot on video.
Cocalico will play Lower Dauphin in the 5A finale on Thursday. This will be the Eagles (16-4) first district championship appearance since 1983.
And they can thank Rios and his incredibly clutch buzzer-beater trey, which capped an intriguing fourth quarter between the Eagles and the Trojans, who bumped off top-seeded Northern York in the quarterfinals. Suburban had a 39-36 lead when Aidan Hughley scored in the paint with 3:40 to go.
The Eagles turned the ball over 6 tines in the 4th quarter however Augie Gerhart tied the game up 40-40 with just under a minute to play.
Gerhart had 10 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots for Cocalico.