ANAHEIM — Bonnie Samuelson sat at the far end of the Edison High bench trying, it appeared, to fathom what had just taken place Tuesday night at Anaheim Arena.
The senior sat stunned among her teammates moments after the completion of the CIF Southern Section Division I-A girls' basketball championship game that pitted No. 1 Edison against No. 2 Troy, looking at the scoreboard, then straight ahead as if in total disbelief. She broke into a wide, almost incredulous smile, then took another look at the scoreboard.
Perhaps soaking up the moment.
Probably checking to see if it all was real.
"It happened so fast, that I wasn't sure if it was real," she said. "I really can't believe it."
In the waning moments of the game, Edison trailed Troy by a single point and the underdog Warriors held possession with 5.9 seconds to play. On Troy's inbounds pass under the Edison basket, Samuelson guarded the Warriors' Shelby Dougherty, using her wing span to prevent the 5-foot-9 junior guard from inbounding the ball.