Teneya McLaughlin scored a game-high 21 points and Kyra Blacketter came off the bench to score a career-high 11 points as the 4th-seeded Foran High girls\u2019 basketball team defeated 5th-seeded Guilford, 51-40, Saturday afternoon in a Southern Connecticut Conference Tournament quarterfinal match-up at Sheehan High School in Wallingford. The victory earns the Lions (13-8) a first-ever berth in the SCC semifinal round. Foran, which joined the SCC in 2004, faces top-seeded Career (18-3) in a semifinal game at 5 p.m. on Monday at East Haven High School. \u201cSince we have joined the (SCC), we have never gone this far,\u201d said Foran Coach Scott Nails, whose team made it to the quarterfinals the last two seasons. \u201cYou have to crawl before you can walk.\u00a0 We told (the girls) that it\u2019s time to walk.\u201d To make it to the semis, Foran had to beat Hammonasset Division foe Guilford for a third time this season. The Indians (13-8) made it tough on the Lions, with the two teams tied 30-30 with 1:38 left in the third quarter. With leading scorer Taylor Ceballos on the bench with three fouls, the Lions proved they are not a one-dimensional squad. Blacketter broke the tie with a pair of free throws.\u00a0 McLaughlin added a driving lay-up, and then drove and found Blacketter open underneath for a lay-up at the buzzer as Foran took a 36-30 lead into the final quarter. Ceballos opened the fourth quarter with a basket in the paint to extend the Foran lead to eight points, 38-30. Guilford got within four points, 40-36, with 5:33 left, but Blacketter converted an Alex Librandi pass for a basket, and Librandi made a free throw to extend the Foran lead up to seven points, 43-36, with 4:49 left in the game. The Indians got back within five points, but McLaughlin answered with a runner in the lane, then made six straight free throws over the final 2:08 to seal Foran\u2019s trip to the semifinals. See the next edition of the Mirror for complete game story.