Stratford’s 34-game win streak has come to an ignominious end. Ahead by 18 points at halftime, the Red Devils couldn’t hold off a wild Kolbe Cathedral comeback and lost 82-81 in overtime in the SWC quarterfinals on Saturday at Weston.
Dominique Langston and Ronnie Underwood both had 26 points apiece. Underwood hit the game-tying basket with 6.8 seconds remaining in regulation and Langston made a pair of foul shots with 26 seconds left in OT for the winning margin. Stratford had plenty of chances to win this game, but finished 19 of 36 from the foul line, including just 5 of 13 in the game’s final six minutes of play.
Kolbe Cathedral, the eighth seed, advances to play Notre Dame-Fairfield. In the other SWC semifinal we’ll get Bunnell vs. New Fairfield.