It proved too much. Savage got going once again in the fourth quarter to help Stratford claw back. They scored 14 points in the final quarter, double what Alex had. A close-range jumper from Savage brought the score to 42-41 with just 38 seconds remaining. Stratford had to foul, putting Castor at the line to maintain the advantage. Despite two chances of a close range shot from the corner as the buzzer sounded, Alex kept their two point cushion.