Zach Tavitian and Brett Huber, a pair of juniors, will captain the Foran High boys basketball team that opens its season with a road game at Lyman Hall in Wallingford on Monday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. \u201cLast year a lot of guys, including Zach and Brett, gained valuable varsity experience,\u201d head coach Tim Swaller said. \u201cShould we be improved? I believe so. We are more balanced and are competing within the team for minutes, which is always good.\u201d Tavitian, \u00a0at 6-foot-4, is being counted on to provide impetus to the offense. \u201cZach is a post guy,\u201d said Swaller, who will be assisted by Joe Gill, James Richetelli and Doug Daniells. \u201cHe worked hard in the weight room and on the court in the offseason and has played very well in the preseason. Brett is a high energy player who can play guard or forward. \u201cMike Sciuto is another junior, who was our point guard as a sophomore. Matt Krempa is shooting the ball well and J.T. Lanese has also done well in our scrimmages in the backcourt. \u201cJordan Townsend is our only senior. We are counting on him to be a tandem with Zach and score some points. He can play guard or inside. \u201cMatt Cruz, a sophomore, is competing for minutes, as is Dan Tobin, a ninth grader who is an excellent athlete and gets the ball to the basket. He\u2019ll definitely play at the jayvee level and can give us some minutes with the varsity. \u201cAndre Vella, a junior, is a very good rebounder. He\u2019s big, strong and works extremely hard to do the little things to be successful.\u201d Foran, 4-16 a year ago, will compete in the Southern Connecticut Conference\u2019s Hammonasset Division, along with Hillhouse-New Haven, Jonathan Law, Daniel Hand-Madison and Guilford. \u201cWe know that Hillhouse is very solid and then there is a lot of balance between the other four schools in the division,\u201d Swaller said. \u201cMany games can go either way and we expect to be competitive.\u201d Foran\u2019s home opener is with Wilbur Cross-New Haven on Wednesday, Dec. 23, in the Edna Fraser Gymnasium at 5:15 p.m.