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Watch: Crazy Ending To Game Sees Both Teams' Fans Storm The Court

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This wasn’t a college basketball tournament game, but it sure featured some madness — along with some confusion.

Let’s go to the Minnesota high school sectional championships Friday night at St. Cloud State University.

Melrose High School (26-4) was taking on Albany High School (24-6), according to Bring Me The News. The winner would advance to the Minnesota state boys high school tournament.

Melrose took a 52-51 when Preston Keaveny scored with 2.3 seconds left.

On the ensuing inbounds play from the sidelines by Albany, two quick passes found an open Andrew Hahn under the basket, who made what appeared to be the game-winning layup at the buzzer.

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Albany fans stormed the court to celebrate what they thought was an upset win over the top seed and a berth in the state tournament.

But the celebration was premature as the referees had not signaled it to be a made basket yet. They were reviewing the play to make sure Hahn got it off in time.

After the review, they determined that he did not beat the buzzer. It was ruled no basket and Melrose hung on for the 52-51 win.

Is there anything better in sports than a buzzer beater?

Here’s the play from another angle. It was close, but the refs definitely got the call right.

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At this point, the Melrose fans stormed on to the court to celebrate while Albany fans — and players — were left stunned by the turn of events.

Both teams experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in the span of mere minutes.

Talk about a roller coaster ride of emotions.

Call it the buzzer beater that just didn’t quite beat the buzzer.

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Dave is a lifelong sports fan who has been writing for The Wildcard since 2017. He has been a writer for more than 20 years for a variety of publications.
Dave has been writing about sports for The Wildcard since 2017. He's been a reporter and editor for over 20 years, covering everything from sports to financial news. In addition to writing for The Wildcard, Dave has covered mutual funds for Pensions and Investments, meetings and conventions, money market funds, personal finance, associations, and he currently covers financial regulations and the energy sector for Macallan Communications. He has won awards for both news and sports reporting.
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