Hard to believe this is the end, but it is.
The top-seeded Sacred Heart boys basketball team will play its final home game of the season tonight at Alumni Hall at 7. It's a Class M state quarterfinal matchup against No. 8 Granby Memorial.
It is also the final home game for an amazing senior class.
It's the last chance to see Mustapha Heron, one of the best players to come out of Waterbury, and the state, for that matter. After this season, he's off to Auburn to play for Bruce Pearl.
It's the last chance to see Tyrn Flowers, a budding superstar in his own right. Flowers flew under the radar because of Heron, but UMass took notice of the lanky lefty and got a steal.
There's Charles Fisher, a ball-hawk of a defender who often makes scoring very difficult for the opponent's best perimeter threat.
There's J.T. Riddick, a lean inside guy who provides yet another presence under the hoop to go with Flowers and Heron.
It's also the final home game for seniors Da'Shaun Douglas, Gianni Perrotti, Brandon Austin and Reggie Ligon. Yes, they were all honored on Senior Night during the regular season, but this game is win or go home.
All this senior class has done is win back-to-back state championships, and they're working on a third straight title.
This class, especially Heron, Flowers and Fisher, have provided many a hoop memory in the city over the past several years. They get the accolades, but all the seniors have done their part, whether on the court during the game or when the bright lights aren't on during practice.
Here's your final chance to see them play in the city. Don't miss out.