Following are The Press’s Best-Of choices for perhaps the best winter sports season in Ridgefield High School history.
Play: Trailing Danbury, 48-45, with 3.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter of the conference semifinals, the Ridgefield boys basketball team inbounded the ball under its own basket. Joe Newborn passed to point guard Zach Esemplare, who dribbled around a pick from Brendan McNamara and zipped up court. With a defender on him, Esemplare managed to hit a three-point attempt from the left side that tied the game at the buzzer. Esemplare added a game-tying layup in the first overtime and sank five-of-six free throws in the second overtime as the Tigers emerged with a 67-63 victory.