AVON, February 21 – It doesn’t take too much to amp up the emotion when Farmington and Avon meet on the basketball court.
Many of the players know each other. They’ve played together and against each other throughout the year. Some were posing for photos together after the game.
The two teams have struggled to win this year. Avon came into the game with seven wins while Farmington had eight. The Falcons needed the victory to secure a spot in the CIAC’s newly-expanded 32-team Class L tournament.
And for a few seconds, Avon had that victory within their grasp.
The Falcons erased an eight-point, fourth quarter Farmington lead and went ahead when Jordan Williams drove to the basket with 12.3 seconds remaining and scored. He was fouled and sank a foul shot to complete the three-point play and give Avon a two-point advantage.
Farmington took the ball and found an open Kevin Dunst, who drained a deep three-point shot with 1.6 seconds remaining to lift the Indians to a thrilling 46-45 win over Avon in the regular season finale for both teams.Continue Reading