Andes boys to compete in Section IV semifinal tonight

The Andes Mountaineers advanced to the semifinal match of the Section IV Class D boys’ basketball tournament following a 45-37 victory over the host Patriots of Cherry Valley-Springfield on Monday night. The victory signaled the first trip to the semifinal for the 12th-seeded Mountaineers since 1989, according to Head Coach John Bernhardt.
“Andes has a rich tradition in sectional basketball,” he said. “They have been to the sectional finals 11 times in school history, but not since 1989 have they been to the semifinals. So it’s been a long dry spell of getting there.”
The Mountaineers will face the Wildcats of Davenport at 8 p.m. tonight at SUNY-Oneonta's Dewar Arena.