WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills senior Michael Bressler hit a 3 pointer at the buzzer Thursday night giving the Warriors a 54-51 win over a tough Hunterdon Central team.
Bressler led the Warriors with 22 points. Brian Hopwood added 11 points and Chad Martini chipped in 8 points and brought down 8 rebounds for Watchung Hills.
“Just an unbelievable win. We dug ourselves a huge hole, but we showed a lot of grit to battle back,” said WHRHS head coach Justin Salton. “I know everyone will talk about that crazy shot, but it is each possession that determined the result. Proud of our boys!”
Watchung Hills was down 31-29 at the half and it looked like the close game was going into overtime when Central tied it up with 4 seconds left. And then Bressler did his thing hitting a 3 at the buzzer. The 6th man Warrior Tribe mobbed the team after the win. ( see video here)
Tyler Cassella paced Hunterdon Central with 17 points.
Watchung Hills improves to 16-1 and next plays Morris Catholic at home on Senior Night Friday at 7 p.m.