Senior Brandon Hayes sank a jumper in the paint with six-tenths of a second remaining to hand the visiting Alice Lloyd Eagles a 69-68 come-from-behind victory before a stunned crowd at Milligan College last night. In the opening half, the host Buffaloes stampeded out of the gate to grab a 7-0 lead. By the end of the half, their lead had stretched to 14 (38-24), sparked by two late threes from guard Kyle Grigsby. In the closing stanza, the Eagles were determined not to have a repeat performance of the first twenty minutes, and they opened the half on a 10-0 run of their own to reduce the deficit to four. Milligan maintained their slim lead before pulling comfortably ahead by 11 (62-51) with just 5:00 remaining. During this surge, the Buffaloes received several key buckets by Morgan McLeod. At this point, most in attendance felt the contest was over; what they didn’t realize, however, was that the Eagles would not cooperate. Over the next four minutes, the determined squad from ALC proceeded to go on a 16-6 run of their own, sparked by three–point shots from Casey Dalton, Isaac Wilson, and Clint Stepp. Suddenly, they had sliced the host’s lead to just one (68-67). After they made another solid defensive possession, ALC got the ball hoping for a last second miracle. The Eagles’ Hayes had the ball and drove for the hoop looking for the winning score, but was fouled with 2.5 seconds remaining. On the free throw attempt, the usually steady forward missed. However, teammate Brent Hall had a solid block out and managed to knock the round ball loose. In the scramble, the ball somehow found its way back in Hayes’s hands.