SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Milos Mirkovic scored the go-ahead basket with 10 seconds remaining to lift St. Andrew's H.S. of Rhode Island to a thrilling 66-64 victory over All Hallows H.S. of N.Y. on Sunday at the 2nd Annual Hall of Fame H.S. Invitational.
All Hallows had a chance to win the game or send it into overtime, but the Gaels couldn't get a shot off in the waning seconds as time expired.
All Hallows' Terrell Elliston had the ball at the top of the key with the clock winding down, and he tried to find sharpshooter deluxe Ronald Ramon for a game winning shot. However, his errant pass was knocked away by St. Andrew's as time expired.
Ramon, a deadeye shooting 6-0 junior combo/point guard, exploded for 28 points on 11 of 19 shooting. He shot a crisp five of 10 from beyond the arc, and helped the Gaels build a 29-22 half-time lead.
Midway through the second half, the Saints rallied to tie the game at 43 on a three point basket from Abdi Lidonde.
From that point on, the game see-sawed back and forth until Mirkovic caught a great post entry feed and scored at the basket to give St. Andrew's the 66-64 advantage.
Mirkovic, a rugged 6-6 senior power forward, finished with 17 points on eight of 12 shooting. Syracuse bound Demetris Nichols added 15 points and eight rebounds, while unsigned senior guard Abdi Lidonde (above right) tallied 12.
Elliston was the only Gael player aside from Ramon to hit for double figures. He finished with 14 points and three assists.