Bridgeport Central ended Fairfield Prep’s perfect season with a 76-73 win to claim the Class LL title Saturday night.
Fairfield Prep big man Paschal Chukwu dominated the first half, as his team got out to a 23-14 lead at the half. He finished with 21 points and 17 rebounds.
In the second half the Jesuits pushed their lead to 19 when the Hilltoppers turned up the pressure. Bridgeport tied the game after three quarters, 56-56.
With less than 20 seconds left to go Prep lead 73-72 before Bridgeport’s Orhan Cecunjamin got a basket to give his team the lead. With 10 seconds left and the Hilltoppers up 76-73 Fairfield had one last chance but missed a game-tying 3-point try.