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Brett Huber has the mindset of an offensive lineman, the guys that gave Foran High quarterback Lance DiNatale the time to throw passes to Huber this past fall and made the duo one of the best passer-receiver tandems in the state.

While Huber’s skill set is perfect for the gridiron; it is his work ethic that make the 5-11 junior a key component for coach Tim Swaller’s Foran High basketball team.

Without fanfare, Huber is counted on to play defense, rebound and pretty much make a pest of himself as one of the Lion captains. Oh, he gets a basket here or tosses in a free throw there.

That’s why, Huber must have felt like a lineman scoring a touchdown when he helped Foran turn back Derby High, 79-68, in Milford’s Edna Fraser Gymnasium on Wednesday.

Huber scored 16 points, keyed by a 10-for-10 performance from the foul line in the non-league win that boosted the Lions’ record to 4-8.

Zach Tavitian scored 23 points, Jordan Townsend 22 and J.T. Lanese 10 against the Red Raiders. Mike Sciuto (five), Matt Krempa (three) and Dan Tobin (two) completed the box score as Foran posted a season high in points.

Chester Dockery scored 23 points for Derby.

Foran will play at East Haven Friday and Hamden High on Tuesday. Both games tip-off at 7 p.m.