Law defeats Foran in boys basketball, Ialeggio scores 29

Lenny Ialeggio scored 29 points to help Jonathan Law defeat visiting Foran 52-43 in boys’ basketball at the James Richetelli Sr. Memorial Gymnasium.

A junior guard, Ialeggio made six 3-pointers and scored nine points in the final period when the Lawmen held off the surging Lions.

Joe Gaetano led Foran back from a 45-31 deficit with six minutes remaining.

The junior forward knocked down a 3-pointer and blocked a shot to regain possession. Brayden Young picked it up here. The senior scored on a drive and made a trey off a Charlie Diamantis’ pass to make it 45-39 at the three-minute mark.

Ialeggio ended the 8-0 run when he denied a steal attempt and calmly drained a three. His steal and layup on Foran’s next possession put Law up 50-41.

Law led 27-20 at the half, helped by quarter-ending baskets.

Ialeggio had a spinning put back to make it 11-7 after one. Freshman Cam Upchurch beat the buzzer after he crossed half court with a banked 3-pointer to give the Lawmen a seven-point edge at intermission.

Law’s Daniel Maxwell assisted on three baskets for a 16-7 lead.

Foran answered Law’s 9-0 run with baskets from Gaetano, Liam Young, Brayden Young and a 3-pointer by Matteo Tonelli to get within a bucket at 16-14.

Nolan McKenna-Hansen scored off a rebound, and Maxwell found Ialeggio cutting to the hoop to set up Upchurch’s last second heroics in the first half.

Upchurch scored six points in the third period when Law extended its advantage to 39-30. Gaetano, who finished with 17 points, scored five in the frame and Tonelli hit a three.

Upchurch scored 10 points for Law.

Tonelli had eight, Brayden Young seven and Liam Young six for Foran.