The game was a heartbreaker for Stamford. With less than one minute left they were only three points behind the Lions, but a series of fouls and good Bassick defense shut them down.
The Black Knights won the FCIAC Championship in 1964 and 2009. Bassick's only previous title win came in 2007. To get to the final Stamford knocked off No. 2 seed Ridgefield (39-31) and No. 3 seed Westhill (61-59).
THE GAME IN BRIEF:
Bassick Demetrius Thomas 12, Marlon Bennett 12, Kyle Geer 11
Stamford Luis Bridtter 18, Terrence Ditimi 8, Shawn Padilla 7
FCIAC Championship MVP #4 Marlon Bennett for Bassick
THE GAME IN THEIR WORDS:
"The boys did very well, they played well, hard fought game, outstanding team Stamford." — Bassick Coach Harrison Taylor
"It's one of the toughest teams we are playing in the state. They've got college size and tow of the best players in the state in Kyle Geer and Powell and they've got a seven footer in the middle, we've got our work cut out for us." — Stamford Coach Jim Moriarty