Congrats to the Batavia boys. It has been so much fun watching the Batavia teams over the last decade. Best of luck at Glens Falls.
Photo: Jeff Redband's buzzer-beater to lift Batavia over Olean, 63-62
Submitted by Howard Owens on March 9, 2013 - 8:48pm
With six-and-half seconds left and down 62-60, Batavia in-bounded the ball on the far end the court. Justin Washington brought the ball past half court to the top of the key, where he was met by two Olean players who blocked his path to the basket. As he was tripped up and started down, he flipped the ball toward sophomore forward Jeff Redband, who was waiting well outside the three-point line. Without hesitation, Redband grabbed the loose ball, and as the last second ticked off the clock, Redband flicked the ball toward the hoop. Swosh. All net.
The final score, Batavia 63 and the state's #1 rank Class B team, Olean, 62.
Batavia will move onto the final four of the state championships in Glens Falls on Saturday.
We'll have more photos and full coverage later tonight, or more likely tomorrow morning.
Meanwhile, Notre Dame crushed Sherman 70-32 at Buffalo State in the girls Far West Regional Championship game. Bare Antolos will send some photos to us later.
UPDATE: Here's a video of the final play:
UPDATE: Here's another video by Josh Stendts.