Coaches hugged, players jumped for joy and students stormed the court as the Inferno erupted in Elbert’s last-second victory (46-44) over Hart Saturday night.
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A shorthanded Elbert came in third behind two state powerhouse programs last week.
Five Mat Devils carried Elbert into seventh place last weekend during the Panther Invitational.
Adding hardware to its undefeated season, Elbert grabbed the Bankers Classic trophy Nov. 22 in Jefferson.
For nearly eight minutes of play Saturday night, Elbert appeared poised to beat Douglass High School, but the game, and the Blue Devils’ hopes of advancing to the second round of the playoffs, turn