Dulin delivers in Law's win over Foran
There comes a point in every game, especially a crosstown girls basketball game, where one stretch of fine plays proves decisive.
For Jonathan Law, the pivitol moment in its game 58-40 victory against visiting Foran High came in the second quarter of their Southern Connecticut Conference Hammonasset Division matchup in the James Richetelli Sr. Gymnasium on Friday.
Coach Stephanie Hiriak’s upstart Lions, with a 3-15 record, were standing toe-to-toe with coach Dan Young’s 13-6 Eagles.
After three ties, Foran’s Jenna Zacarelli knocked down a jumper from the corner and the senior added another basket to give the Lions a 12-8 lead.
Law’s Jessica Centore got two points back at the buzzer, and the game was in anybody’s grasp as the second quarter got under way.
Laura Dulin started the second period for Law with a steal that led to a free throw.
A junior captain, Dulin then took a skip pass from Centore and hit a 3-pointer.
Foran’s Lauren Notholt tied the game for the fourth and last time on a putback, before Dulin kept on firing.
Erin Saley found her spotted up for another trey, and with the score 20-17 Law, Dulin took consecutive passes from Saley and swished long-range jumpers to help Law to a 28-20 lead at the half.
Dulin put an apostrophe on her performance with two breakaway baskets to begin the third period.
“We didn’t have great rhythm and Laura hitting those threes were big,” Young said.
Hiriak said, “Law is a great team and Dulin is a great player. I’m proud of my team.”
Law took a 44-33 lead into the fourth quarter, and got its running game going to boost the advantage to 54-35 with 4:49 remaining.