QHST regrouped, though, and got key back-to-back baskets as, at the same time, the Warriors missed a long series of 3-point attempts, thwarting the rally.
Ross finished with a season-best 31 points, more than half of them in the fourth quarter alone, plus 12 rebounds. McMullen added 17 points, but no other Warrior had more than five points as the team shot 21-for-67, a 31.3 percent rate.
For the victorious Tigers, 5-6 guard Tyler Singleton led with 20 points and, unlike Westhill, had four other players earn at least seven points. Paul Simpson had 11 rebounds to go with his nine points.
Now, as this special 22-3 season ends, Westhill will see Ross, McMullen, Tom Fisher, Dan Karleski, J.T. Alcaro and Corey Hewitt depart. Together, these seniors maintained a winning basketball tradition at Westhill and, in the end, brought it back to the pinnacle.