The Foran High Lions fought back from a 10-point halftime deficit, and had to wait for Rockville’s last possession fail to manufacture a basket before they could fully celebrate a 56-54 CIAC Division IV first-round state tournament victory over the host Rams.
“We had to come out and win the third period and that’s what we did,” Foran coach Ian Kirkpatrick said after his No. 22 seeded club knocked off the 11th-seeded Rams. “Being down ten at the half I challenged the guys. They showed a lot of determination, perseverance and grit.”