Trumbull tips St. Joseph at buzzer

Billy Brown sank a transition layup at the buzzer to give the Trumbull High boys basketball team a 75-74 triumph over visiting St. Joseph in an FCIAC showdown on Friday night.

Prior to that, Jon Dzurenda's basket had given the Cadets a one-point edge with eight seconds left. Rashard Rodriguez quickly inbounded the ball with the Eagles out of timeouts, with the ball eventually finding Brown — who laid it up and in from the left block at the final horn.

Matt Turner poured in a game-high 27 points to lead Trumbull (6-6), which posted its first win over St. Joseph since the 2005-06 season. Turner, a sophomore point guard, had 17 points in the first half to help the Eagles establish a 39-29 advantage.

Rodriguez and Eddie McElroy added 14 points apiece for Trumbull, while Brown had 12.

Dzurenda had 26 points for St. Joseph (4-8), which dropped its second game in a row. Erick Langston chipped in with 16 points and Arkel Ager had 12. Raekwon Reid and Joe Mangiamele scored eight points each.

For the full game story, check out next week's Times.