The Dundee-Crown boys basketball couldn't limit Prairie Ridge's runs Tuesday night.
The Wolves had three runs in which they outscored the Chargers by at least 10 points and came away with a 54-43 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division victory in Crystal Lake.
"We run into stretches were we can't put the ball in the basket," D-C coach Lance Huber said. "When we have a stretch where we can put it in the basket, we throw it to the other team."
D-C (4-11, 0-4) led 5-2 with 4:45 remaining in the first quarter. Prairie Ridge (9-9, 2-3) went on a 10-0 run to take a 12-5 lead. Steven Ticknor had 7 points for the Wolves during the run.
Juwan Stewart had an offensive rebound and putback to open the second quarter to get the Chargers within 5, 14-9. The Wolves answered with a 11-0 run over the next 6 minutes to take a 25-9 lead and would lead 25-13 at halftime.
Cordero Parson scored 6 of his 11 points, including a 3-pointer with a second remaining, in the third quarter to help D-C cut the deficit to 7, 31-24. The Chargers got within 4, 35-31, with a 5-point play with 6:05 remaining. Nick Munson hit a 3-pointer while Parson was being fouled. The 3-pointer counted and Parson hit both free throws.
Prairie Ridge then went on a 12-2 run to take a 47-33 lead with 2:18 remaining in the game to again take control.
"Our guys played so hard to get back into it. It just looked like we were tired," Huber said. "The guys were playing well. I didn't really want to sub them because of the way they were playing."
Michael Bradshaw, who is Huber's nephew, led the Wolves with 20 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter. Ticknor added 17.
"We were running our offense and taking care of the ball," Bradshaw said of the final run that sealed the victory. "Those were the two main points."
Zach Pochop added 9 points, all in the fourth quarter, for the Chargers. Stewart and Kiwaun Seals each had 7 points.