They still have a game left and some unfinished business to address.
But the Bulldogs are Suburban League National Conference champions for the first time.
The Stow-Munroe Falls boys basketball team claimed at least a piece of the title Feb. 17 on the road.
The Bulldogs earned a 51-39 victory over defending National Conference champion Brecksville-Broadview Heights. With the win, Stow improved to 15-4 overall and 12-1 in the National Conference.
If the Bulldogs defeat North Royalton in their conference finale, they will claim the outright championship. Stow is scheduled to visit North Royalton Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Wadsworth can still get a share of the title.
The Grizzlies improved to 11-2 in the conference with a hard-fought 57-48 win over Hudson Feb. 17 at Hudson High School's Ray "Buck" Hyser Gymnasium.
If Wadsworth, which handed Stow its only conference loss of the season last month, defeats Nordonia in its conference finale and the Bulldogs fall to the Bears, the Grizzlies will share the title with Stow.
The Bees, who swept the Bulldogs last season to claim the National Conference championship all to themselves, can only hope for second place.
Brecksville dropped to third in the conference standings. The Bees fell to 14-7 overall and 10-3 in the conference.
For awhile, Brecksville had the early advantage, thanks to the play of Matt Dimitrijevs.
The standout senior guard did most of his work off the dribble that usually ended with him unleashing and making a plethora of perimeter shots.
After Dimitrijevs drained a jumper with approximately two minutes left in the half, the Bees had a 24-18 lead. That basket gave Dimitrijevs 11 points.
The Bulldogs had four turnovers in the first quarter and settled for jump shots that found iron.
But Stow appeared to have found something late in the half.
Junior guard Coryon Rice scored an acrobatic layup in traffic on a fast break and then found 6-foot-8 junior forward Mason McMurray on the left side of the court.
McMurray found nothing but net on a 3-point attempt at the buzzer to cut Brecksville's advantage to 24-23.
It was all Bulldogs after that.
Stow outscored the Bees 16-5 in the third period to take a 40-28 lead. Senior guard Jordan Jolly closed the spurt with 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions.
Brecksville, which moved the ball effectively and made shots to take a 17-13 lead after one quarter, suddenly lost its rhythm.
The Bees committed six turnovers apiece in the second and third quarters and scored a total of 11 points during that 16-minute span.
But Brecksville refused to go away quietly.
When Dimitrijevs made his only basket of the second half — a 3-pointer from the left side with about three minutes left — the Bulldogs lead was just six (45-39).
The Bees did not score again.
Stow scored the final six points of the game, thanks to stellar ball movement and good work on defense and on the glass.
Brecksville had several one-and-done possessions as the Bees struggled to find their touch for much of the evening.
The Bulldogs put the icing on the cake when sophomore 6-8 center Evan Bainbridge got free for a dunk off an assist from senior guard Logan Lindsay and Lindsay followed with a layup, thanks to an accurate pass from McMurray.
On both of those possessions, Stow was able to find the open man despite being trapped by Brecksville's defense outside the 3-point arc.
The Bulldogs' win proved to be the ideal example of stellar teamwork.
A total of eight players scored at least two points and not a single Stow player reached double digits in scoring.
McMurray, Bainbridge and Rice each had 9 points to lead the Bulldogs and Jolly and Lindsay each had 6.
Senior point guard Jared Wright and senior guard/forward Nick Kollar each had five points and senior forward Justin Harvey scored his lone points on a layup in the first half.
Stow made 7-of-11 shots from the free throw line and six 3-pointers.
The Bees, on the other hand, had far less scoring options.
Dimitrijevs led Brecksville with a game-high 14 points and senior guard Griffin Stevens and junior guard Mike Rose finished with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Brecksville's other three points came from 6-7 senior post player Jared Bazil.
The Bees, who were missing 6-4 starting point guard Kenny Ganley, made just one of their three 3-pointers after halftime. Ganley was on crutches after suffering an injury during practice earlier in the week.
Brecksville made just 4-of-6 from the charity stripe.
The Bulldogs nearly rallied from a huge deficit to defeat the Bees in the junior varsity game. Brecksville made the go-ahead basket with 3.7 seconds left to earn a 49-47 win. Stow trailed 32-16 at halftime.