Jake Orrell nailed a wide-open 3-pointer on Patoka's first possession following the timeout, kicking off an 11-0 Patoka run capped by a circus shot by Clift in transition that may have signaled it was simply going to be the Warriors' day.
Clift's momentum was carrying him out of bounds on the play, but he somehow managed to get the ball to fall for a shot that had Patoka up 56-52 heading into the final minute of play.
Ziegler hit a pair of free throws with 33 seconds to go to draw Altamont to within two, but Patoka found itself in the double bonus after Wadkins was fouled on the floor with 30 seconds to go, and Wadkins capitalized by hitting both his free-throw attempts.
Ziegler came up with another big play on Altamont's next possession - this time a 3-pointer to draw the Indians to within a point with 20 seconds to go - but after Wadkins made 1 of 2 free throws, Ziegler could not get a potential game-tying floater in the lane to fall with six seconds remaining. There was contact on the play, but no foul was whistled.
"It was a four-footer, he elevated over the top and just short-armed it," Niebrugge said. "All night, I believe, he was kind of expecting a foul, and they weren't getting it. ÉThat play was the culmination of the whole game."
Clift was immediately fouled after Ziegler's miss, and he got a pair of free throws to fall - the latter rimming around for what seemed like an eternity before dropping in - to make it a two-possession game. Altamont simply ran out of time after that.
The Indians wound up hitting just 2 of 8 field goals and committing three turnovers in the final four minutes of play, two big reasons their seven-point lead slipped away.