Technically, Brad Paisley featured two Connecticut high schools, but the glory is focused on the team that shocked the nation with their tremendous buzzer beater.
Brad happened to be one of the millions of people wowed by Mercy High School’s monumental defeat of Lauralton Hall in the 2013CIAC Class LL finals.
With 3.8 seconds to go, Lauralton led the Mercy Tigers by two points. The Lauralton girls stood on the sidelines, linking arms and bouncing in excitement, ready to rush the court to celebrate their basketball championship.
But then, Maria Weselyj did the near-impossible, and sank a 3 pointer buzzer beater. The stadium erupted as the final score ended at 54 to 53. The winning shot was featured on numerous cable news programs and went viral on YouTube.
That tremendous moment is, probably, one of the biggest sports upsets in Connecticut history and has now been immortalized by Brad Paisely’s new music video “Today.”
You can watch that shocking buzzer beater at 2:46.