When Lee senior forward Ben Harding was a freshman, the Wildcats were eliminated from postseason contention with a three-point loss at the hands of the rival Lenox Millionaires.
Tuesday, he and the Wildcats reversed their fortune, beating Lenox 57-54 to clinch a trip to the tournament for the first time in five years behind 22 points from Harding.
“It’s very sweet,” Harding said. “It feels like we’ve come full-circle.”
The win also avenges a loss earlier this season to the Millionaires, who spoiled Harding’s 1,000th career point in a 58-44 win for Lenox.
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