If not for Abdoul Rassoul, the Wilton boys basketball team might have pulled off a rim-rattling upset in the conference playoffs. Rassoul hit a 3-pointer from the corner with five seconds left to give second-seed Trinity Catholic a 53-50 victory over seven-seed Wilton on Saturday in an FCIAC quarterfinal game at Fairfield Warde. \u201cI\u2019ve been practicing this kind of shot a lot,\u201d said Rassoul, a 6-foot-8 junior. \u201cFor me, it\u2019s just, I was willing to take it anyway; we were down the stretch and that was the only choice we had. I felt confident in it.\u201d The emotions were high for Trinity Catholic, after it was announced on Thursday that the school would be closing at the end of the current school year. This is the last FCIAC basketball tournament for the program that has won the title six times, the last in 2008. \u201cI\u2019d be lying if I said, not anything. We talked about it,\u201d Trinity Catholic coach Brian Kriftcher said. \u201cWe came into this thing from the beginning of the year and said we want to do special things. It\u2019s a special group. We\u2019re just thinking and saying survive and advance, move on.\u201d Kriftcher did say he spoke with the team about the decision this week. \u201cWhat I said to them in the locker room the other day ... we had a long talk about it: Look, there are five seniors we were never going to be the same team next year anyway,\u201d Kriftcher said. \u201cYeah, there\u2019s a lot of emotion about what next year ... a lot of uncertainty about what next year holds ... and we\u2019ll have plenty of time to talk about that as soon as the season is over. Right now, our focus is on Fairfield Warde [in the FCIAC semifinals].\u201d Rassoul\u2019s 3-pointer was the only one he hit during the game. \u201cWe didn\u2019t draw up a shot for Rassoul, but he works on it all the time,\u201d Kriftcher said. \u201cWe didn\u2019t have a lack of confidence in him making it, but he nailed it and that was it. \u201cHe was open and he can shoot it. He\u2019s a good shooter. He\u2019s a really good, really skilled player.\u201d The 3-pointer capped a back-and-forth game. Wilton was ahead 19-11 after the first quarter but was held to four second-quarter points as Trinity took a 26-23 halftime lead. The game was tied 36-36 through three quarters. \u201c[Wilton] hit every big shot ... we were scrapping, missing loose balls ... they battled,\u201d Kriftcher said. \u201c[Wilton coach] Joel [Geriak] always has them playing hard.\u201d Andrew Smith had a game-high 23 points for Wilton (11-10), hitting seven 3-pointers. Kyle Hyzy added 13 points and John Walsh contributed 11 points for the Warriors, who now await the start of the Division I state tournament next week. Rahsen Fisher led Trinity (16-5) with 20 points. Malcolm Newman had 13 points and Rassoul and Andrew Saint-Louis each added eight points.