Chadwick's path to the CIF 1-A basketball playoffs took a disastrous detour Wednesday night in the final two minutes of a wild-card game with Brethren.
The Dolphins, who appeared on their way to a first-round berth after taking a nine-point lead with 1:53 left, were outscored 10-0 as visiting Brethren pulled out a 58-57 win on D'Andre Brown's free throw with four seconds remaining.
Chadwick (13-11) missed three one-and-one free-throw opportunities in the final two minutes.
It was a frustrating season ending for the Dolphins, who had rallied from a 29-24 half-time deficit to lead most of the second half. They grabbed their biggest advantage at 57-48 on two free throws by guard Wenny Miao with 1:53 left.
That's when Brown, a 6-5 center, and forward Mike Coffin took over for Brethren. The seniors combined to score all 18 of the Warriors' fourth-quarter points, including a three-point shot from the base line by Coffin that tied the game, 57-57, with 48 seconds left.