Jonathan Law\u2019s girls basketball team punched it\u2019s ticket to the state tournament, but the Foran High Lions never made the ride an easy one on Saturday night. \u201cI have to give our girls a ton of credit, being down twice by eight points and coming back to win in a rival game like this,\u201d Law coach Dan Young said after the 61-56 victory put his team at 8-0. \u201cBob (Asmussen) had his team doing a great job running their half-court offense, especially in the first half.\u201d By patiently working their motion offense and finding cutters going to the basket, the Lions took a 13-9 lead after one period and brought a 29-28 advantage into the locker room, Sam Inthapanhya and Lauren Heenan never wavered in executing the attack from their point guard position. Jade Lord (eight rebounds) and Emma Lucas (nine rebounds) were steller inside, taking down boards and keeping the ball in play. Jasmine Lord scored eight straight points for Foran to begin the game and finished with 22 points to go with 10 rebounds. Mia Tunucci, who had 16 points, 11 boards and five assists, scored eight markers and had a pair of assists in the second quarter. \u201cI liked the way our girls executed the offense,\u201d Asmussen said. \u201cLaw did a good job in the second half contesting our shots and they didn\u2019t fall as much as we needed. Our girls competed all the way to the end. Law made its free throws in the fourth and had some second-chance opportunities.\u201d A team doesn\u2019t win eight straight games turning away from a challenge. The Lady Lawmen responded after the intermission by making things difficult on the til then smooth-running Lion offense. \u201cIn the first half we were chasing cutters instead of beating them to the spot,\u201d Young said. \u201cFacing that offense you know where the ball is going, you have to take away that lane by contesting the pass and then the shot.\u201d Law\u2019s Cali Jolley scored 10 of her 12 points in the third quarter, making a pair of 3-pointers off assists from Pam Ellison and Erica Boehm. Colleen Goodwin provided the presence needed inside to combat the Lions, as the senior co-captain was a force off the boards and scored six points. Law took a 44-42 lead into the fourth period. Junior co-captain Samara Thacker (15 points) brought a steady hand to the Law offense in the final frame, as she assisted on three buckets in the first four minutes and added a strong drive through traffic for a 54-47 lead. Fallon Andriolas\u2019 3-pointer from the left side boosted the advantage to nine points, and Jillian Hall set strong screens and rebounded well. Tunucci made three shots from the foul line to make it a two-possession game with two minutes remaining, before Ellison and Jolley each converted a pair of free throws to hold off the Lions. \u201cThere is not anything big separating us from having our record being better,\u201d Asmussen said. \u201cTonight was a credit to Law...They didn\u2019t back down.\u201d Roundup: Jonathan Law defeated Cheshire High 49-36 \u00a0on Jan. 2. Fallon Andriolas scored 21 points Foran defeated Lauralton Hall, 48-33, on Monday. Jasmine Lord scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds. Mia Tunucci had nine points, 14 rebounds, five assists and four steals. Julia Haskins scored 13 points for Lauralton (0-6).