Trumbull High\u2019s boys basketball team overcame a tough sequence of events that saw host Fairfield Warde take its only lead late in the fourth quarter and rallied back to defeat the Mustangs 65-58 in the FCIAC tournament quarterfinals on Saturday. The Eagles\u2019 Timmond Williams led the way with 29 points, including a clutch 11-for-12 performance from the free throw line \u2014 within that total was a perfect 6-for-6 effort from the charity stripe in the final period. The fifth-seeded Eagles advanced to a semifinal-round contest with eighth-seeded Norwalk, a 59-50 upset winner over No. 1 Ridgefield, in Wilton on Tuesday, at 7:45 p.m. \u201cTo get this young team back here in the semis, I\u2019m very proud of them,\u201d Trumbull coach Buddy Bray said of his team that boasts a lineup exclusively made up of freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Fourth-seeded Warde led 30-25 at halftime. The Eagles got 14 of their 21 third-quarter points from Williams, who canned a trio of 3-pointers in the eight-minute block, and claimed a 46-45 lead heading to the fourth quarter. They went up by as many as five points on a pair of Williams free throws, 1:15 into the period. With the Eagles leading 55-52 and less than three minutes remaining, the momentum momentarily heavily in Warde\u2019s favor. Following a defensive rebound by Trumbull\u2019s Evan Gutowski, the Eagles lost the ball out of bounds. Warde standout Sean Conway (26 points) drove to the rim for two points. An inbound violation gave the Mustangs possession and Conway banked a shot off the glass and just like that it was 56-55 Warde with 2:15 to play. Time out Trumbull. Williams was fouled and had a one and one opportunity with 1:35 remaining. Williams sank both shots for a 57-56 Trumbull lead. Chris Brown made a rebound on the defensive end and, while falling out of bounds, banked the ball off a Warde player to enable the Eagles to retain possession. Trumbull broke Warde\u2019s full-court press, and in the double bonus Quentar Taylor made the second of two foul shots for a 58-56 lead with 1:09 left. Gutowski got to another defensive rebound and Williams followed with two more freebies, making it a two-possession game at 60-56 with 49 ticks left on the clock. Warde\u2019s Matt Becker cut the lead in half, before Brown hit a foul shot and it was 61-58 with 27 seconds to go. The Mustangs lost the handle, and possession with it as the ball went out of bounds. Brown set up Mileeq Green for a basket with 14 seconds left, and Brown next put an exclamation point on the victory with a steal and dunk in the waning seconds. Gutowski dropped in 15 points, Brown had 13 and Green added seven. Gutowski pulled down 10 rebounds. Brown dished out five assists. Taylor had four assists and four rebounds. Bray noted that his team had to win its final two games against tough foes Bridgeport Central and Danbury \u2014 the Eagles came out on top in both, by a combined eight points \u2014 just to qualify for the conference tourney. Bray said his team seemed to have the attitude that it was \u201cplaying with house money,\u201d and he called a team meeting after practice the day before the postseason got going. \u201cWe weren\u2019t good at practice yesterday. I\u2019ll be the first to tell you, way too loose,\u201d Bray said. The attitude of being happy to be in the FCIAC dance was quickly changed. \u201cWe refocused. Today\u2019s a new day, it\u2019s game day. We refocused and came out with the win,\u201d Williams said. \u201cI\u2019m very happy. We played together as a team. We played great defense.\u201d Bray also said it was a strong team effort, but pointed to the defensive work of Brown, as well as Green off the bench, on Warde\u2019s Conway. Williams hit four of Trumbull\u2019s six shots from downtown. Warde was 13-of-19 from the foul line and hit three shots from beyond the arc.