Strawberry Mansion won close games in the second round, quarterfinals and semifinals to reach Saturday afternoon's PIAA Class AA state championship, but Khalil Meadows' foul-line jumper missed off the left side of the rim with two seconds to play, and South Fayette, District 7's three-seed, won the AA state title, 49-47.
Mike Lamberti and Pat Zedreck each scored 17 points for South Fayette.
Mansion senior 6-foot-4 guard Devonte' "DJ" Newbill, a Marquette recruit, led the Knights with 15 points, six assists and four rebounds. Fifth-year senior Jamal Jones, a 6-foot-4 forward, finished with 10 points and controlled the glass with 19 rebounds.
Newbill sank a pull-up jumper with 35 seconds remaining to tie the game at 47-47, but Lions senior guard Tyler Henry put in an offensive rebound with 25 seconds to go to put South Fayette up 49-47.