PLEASANT VIEW — In one of the best high school boys basketball games of the season, the Syracuse Titans pulled off a shocking 49-48 win on the road over the Weber Warriors on Friday night in Region 1 action at Conolly Gym.
With 46 seconds remaining, Weber’s star guard Hayden Schenck got a huge steal and transition dunk to put the Warriors up by one.
But moments later Diante Mitchell hit two clutch free throws to put the Titans up by a score of 47-46 with 28 seconds left. Schenck then quickly countered with another jumper with 18 ticks left to again give the Warriors a one-point advantage.
After what originally looked like a game-winning defensive stand by the Warriors, Syracuse’s Michael Phelps grabbed a quick rebound and put back with only 3.8 seconds left, which eventually became the game winner for the Titans.
“It was great for the kid (Phelps). It says a lot about him that he put himself in the right place at the right time,” Syracuse coach Justin Nelson said.
Syracuse was led by senior guard Diante Mitchell who scored 16 points while Phelps added 14 of his own. Senior center Daniel Pehrson also added seven rebounds for the Titans.
While Schenck was able to score 30 points on 10 for 18 shooting for Weber, the rest of the Warriors were held to a combined 18 points on 25 percent shooting.
The Warriors’ Garret Becky also added eight points and eight rebounds as Weber lost its second game of the week.
“Whenever you can get a road win in this region its big,” Nelson said.