Fairfield Prep rallied back from an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat Notre Dame-Fairfield and win the championship of the Fairfield Prep Holiday Classic on Thursday night at Alumni Hall.

Meanwhile, Fairfield Warde High defeated crosstown rival Fairfield Ludlowe, 52-42, in the tournament's consolation game.

In the championship game, as Notre Dame tried to set up a shot to end the third quarter, Prep's Terry Tarpey, the tournament MVP, stole the ball and sank a layup to tie the game at 45. Tarpey hit six of eight free throws down the stretch to ice the game for the Jesuits.

Jesuit senior Matt Daley led all scorers with 24 points.

Sophomore guard Earl Coleman led Notre Dame with 19 points. Classmate Dan Upchurch scored 16 points, and junior Tre McPherson scored 10.

In the Warde-Ludlowe game, senior forward Kadeem Mundle led the Mustangs with 13 points and was named to the all-tournament team. Senior forward Terrell Walden had 11 points for Warde, and junior Matt McTague scored eight of his 10 points in the fourth quarter.

The Falcons were led by senior guard Kevin Bentivegna, who scored 16 points and was named to the all-tournament team. Senior guard Eric Krumins added 13 for Ludlowe.

FAIRFIELD PREP (6-0)

Matt Daley 10 4-6 24 Robbie Bier 3 2-5 9 Alex Heiman 2 0-0 4 Terry Tarpey 8 5-9 21 Justin Thompson 0 0-0 0 Kevin Potter 1 0-0 2 Nick Hoin 0 0-0 0 Tim Butala 0 0-0 0. Totals: 24 11-20 60.

ND-FAIRFIELD (4-1)

Tre McPherson 5 0-0 10 Dan Upchurch 5 4-7 16 Earl Coleman 9 1-2 19 Kevin Lang 0 0-0 0 Marcus Ortiz 2 0-0 5 Namdi Gogoh 0 0-0 0 Arkel Miles 2 1-3 5 Daquan Coleman 1 0-0 3. Totals: 24 6-12 58.

FAIRFIELD PREP 17 9 19 15 -- 60

ND-FAIRFIELD 18 16 11 13 -- 58

3-pointers: NDF -- Upchurch 2, Ortiz, D. Coleman; FP -- Bier.

FAIRFIELD WARDE (3-2)

Sam Martens 0 6-10 6 Kadeem Mundle 4 5-6 13Terrell Walden 5 1-2 11 Matt McTague 3 3-4 10 Greg Hyman 0 1-2 1 Michael Wright 3 1-5 7 Max Garrett 0 0-0 0 Pat Kerrigan 0 0-1 1Sal Siciliano 2 0-5 4. Totals: 17 17-35 52.

FAIRFIELD LUDLOWE (1-4)

Kevin Bentivegna 7 0-0 16 Sam Hauslab 0 0-0 0 Erik Krumins 5 3-5 13 Mark Cerulli 1 6-7 8 Patrick Gutierrez 0 0-1 0 Justin Berardino 1 1-2 3 Maxx Keane 0 0-1 0 Luke Clifford 0 0-0 0 Tyler Bulkley 0 0-0 0 David Kinsley 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15 10-16 42.

FAIRFIELD WARDE 8 13 13 18 -- 52

FAIRFIELD LUDLOWE 6 13 11 12 -- 42

3-pointers: FL -- Bentivegna 2; FW -- McTeague.

Fouled Out: FL -- Berardino