STURGEON, Mo. — Clayton Ebers hit a jumper at the buzzer Tuesday night to send Wellsville to a 57-55 victory against Jamestown in Class 1 sectional action.
A putback by Clark Rohrbach with :08 remaining pulled Jamestown into a tie at 55. Ebers then drove the length of the floor after the inbounds pass to hit the game-winner.
Jamestown, which led 15-14 after the first quarter, opened the second quarter with a 10-2 run to take a 25-16 advantage. The Eagles outscored the Tigers 14-4 in the second quarter to take a 29-18 advantage into intermission.
Jamestown led 34-24 early in the third quarter before Wellsville went on an 8-0 run to pull to within two. The Eagles led 43-38 after three quarters.
The Eagles scored the first four points of the fourth quarter to push their lead to 47-38. But Wellsville scored 12 of the next 13 points to take a 50-48 advantage, its first lead since late in the first quarter.
The teams traded points the remainder of the contest, which was tied at 50 and at 53.
Rohrbach and Christian Synder had game-high totals of 20 points each for Jamestown (15-13).
Ebers finished with 18 points for Wellsville. Dennis Hunt and Ben Burton added 12 points each.
Wellsville (13-13) will face Linn County (16-7) in the quarterfinals at 1 p.m. Saturday in Salisbury.