Ehrhart gave Stamford a 37-36 lead on a layup with 6:55 left.
After H-T’s Mike Tancredi tied the score on a free throw with six minutes left, Ehrhart scored the next five points.
First, he drove left, had his shot blocked but stayed with it and hit the follow-up shot to make it 39-37.
With 2:51 left, he hit 1 of 2 free throws after being fouled by Neal Statts on a fastbreak. Then with 1:12 to play and the shot clock running down, Ehrhart attempted a double-pump jumper and was fouled by Legg. He made both free throws for a five-point lead.
Mudge answered with two free throws with one minute left, setting up what was arguably the play of the night.
Legg stole a long cross-court pass by Ehrhart and started up the right side of the floor. He crossed over left near the free throw line and went toward the basket. As he was being fouled he sent a left-handed scoop that kissed gently off the glass and through the rim. It cut the Wildcats’ deficit to 42-41, but Legg missed the free throw that would have tied it.
Sophomore Matt Anderson then made the biggest basket of the night for Stamford. He swished a 15-footer along the right baseline to make it 44-41 with 23 seconds to go.
“He’s our best all-around shooter,” O’Connell said of Anderson, who finished with six points. “He’s a pure scorer. I’m glad he had the confidence to step in that situation. He wanted to take that 15-footer. That was a huge shot.”
The Wildcats had two looks at a tying three-pointer, but Legg misfired both times.
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