Andes team wins Oneonta tournament
It was the best of three as Jefferson and Andes clashed in the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club basketball tournament over the weekend. The two teams met three times before the Andes squad was crowned the 2008 champions.
The Mountaineers defeated an Oneonta team in the opening round. Andes dropped a heart thumping one-point decision to Jefferson in the second round.
Playing in the loser‚Äôs bracket, Andes toppled the Boys and Girls Club team to win the championship of the loser‚Äôs bracket.
The Mountaineers then squared off with Jefferson once more, needing back-to-back wins to take the double-elimination tournament.
Andes was up to the task. The Mountaineers squeezed past the JayHawks by four points forcing a third meeting in the championship game. There was little space between the two teams in the title match. Jefferson scored at the buzzer during regulation time to force an overtime period.
The JayHawks held a two-point lead with a minute left in the extra frame, when Mariah Ruff banked in the game winner, a three-point goal from the top of the key.