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To Wright, there was never a question about the conclusion.

“I know I let it off way early before the buzzer went off,” Wright said. “I knew that for sure.”

The basket counted. The celebration, suspended as the review unfolded, commenced again. And Wright was left to bask in a moment certain to rank among his finest in Fairfax.

“I made the shot of my dreams,” Wright said with a wide smile. “Everybody dreams of making a big-time shot to get a big win against your rivals. My dream came true today.”

Hard as it is to believe, it did.