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SportSeen: Stamford Boys Basketball Falls to Bassick in FCIAC Final, 57-51

Seventh seeded Stamford was going for it's second FCIAC title in three years, but fell short of their goal as Bassick pulled off the win 57-51.

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:

High Scorers:

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

Scoring

Quarter Stamford Bassick 1st Quarter 14 8 Half 24 29 3rd Quarter 40 42 Final 51 57

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