We know this much: Connor Lewis is a heartbreaker.
It was a year ago that the Waterford forward put back a missed shot at the buzzer to lift the Lancers to victory over Watertown in the first-round of the Class M tournament.
On Wednesday night, it was deja vu all over again.
This time Lewis felled Sheehan with — yup — a put-back at the buzzer. A year to the day.
And Waterford advanced with a 62-60 second-round victory.
“I really can’t explain it,” Lewis told Mike DiMauro of The Day of New London.
Not only is the footage (above posted by shortrican32) a great look at the winning play, but it also takes you right inside the wild celebration by the Waterford High School student body.
The game was nip-and-tuck the entire way with Waterford leading 22-18 after one, Sheehan leading 32-31 at halftime and a 48-48 tie after three quarters. The game was tied 60-all with under a minute remaining.
Neither team could take control. Waterford missed a pair of foul shots with 19.6 seconds left. Sheehan’s Brandon Rentas missed his own potential winner with 7.6 left.
Waterford took a time out to set up the winning, full-court drive. The No. 4 seeded Lancers advance to play East Catholic, an 82-47 winner over Brookfield.
Here’s a hot tip for East Catholic: Box out No. 30 if the game’s on the line.
For reference, here’s a look back at Lewis’ buzzer-beating put-back vs. Watertown in last year’s tournament.
And here’s an alternate view of Wednesday night’s winner from Peter Huoppi of The Day of New London.