The Columbia College Claim Jumpers served up a thriller Saturday night, beating Cerro Coso 76-74.
With 27 seconds left in the game and the score tied, the Coyotes took a time out to set up their final shot.
As the clock ticked down to 10 seconds, the Jumpers forced a turnover and took possession.
The Jumpers had planned for Maurice Woods to take their final shot, said assistant coach Rick Francis.
“His jumper was off, but Yosnier Cobas went high in the air and got the rebound to put it in as the buzzer went off,” said Francis. “The crowd went wild.”
The win shored up the Jumpers’ second place standing in the Central Valley division and an 11-3 regular season record.
Columbia had three players in double figures. Al Burge had 21 points. Jordan Windley, Marquell Hubbard and Yosnier Cobas each had 12.
Next up are the playoffs and those brackets will be released this week. Columbia has the chance to host a first-round game.