AVON – It didn’t look good for the Avon High boys basketball team early in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s Class L first round contest. Visting Bulkeley had a seven-point lead with 7:32 remaining. Avon had made just one field goal in the second half and had committed eight turnovers.
But the Falcons didn’t wilt. They gave up just four points in the final seven minutes and sparked by senior Patrick McKearney and freshman Nathan Laszewski, Avon rallied to eliminate the Bulldogs, 43-38.
Laszewski sank two foul shots with 2:30 remaining to tie the game at 38-38 and drained a huge three-point shot with 56 seconds remaining to give the Falcons their first lead since halftime.Continue Reading