Foran's Jasmine Lord's 3-pointer at buzzer defeats Law
Freshman Jasmine Lord’s 3-pointer at the buzzer gave the Foran High girls basketball a come-from-behind 44-43 Southern Connecticut Conference Hammonasset Division win over city rival Jonathan Law on Tuesday night at the Edna Fraser Gym.
Trailing, 43-41, the Lions got possession of the ball following a missed free-throw attempt by Law with 14.5 seconds remaining.
The Lions had trailed by as many as seven points, 41-34, with 4:22 to play in the quarter.
When Lauren Notholt was double-teamed on the right side, she passed to Lord who took the winning shot from 22 feet out, giving Foran coach Bob Asmussen a victory in his first game against a team that he formerly coached.
Lord led the 4-6 Lions with 14 points while Notholt scored 12 along with 10 rebounds.
“Jasmine plays well beyond her years,” Asmussen said. “She’s never afraid to take a shot, so it didn’t surprise me that when the ball got in her hands, she put it up.”
Lord also scored while driving through traffic, cutting Law’s lead to 42-40 with a little under two minutes to play.
When Zinnia Hall made one of two free throws with 1:12 left, Foran pulled to within 42-41.
Laura Dulin made the front end of a two-shot attempt, which gave Law, now 6-4, a 43-41 lead.
Law freshman Fallon Andriolas took game scoring honors with 19 while another freshman, Samara Thacker, added nine points.
Law played without two of its starters, Erin Saley and Jessica Centore. Both are out with injuries.
Foran will now meet another city rival, Lauralton Hall, at home on Thursday night.