Crystal Lake South tried to set up Collin Wagner for an open shot as time was running out, but even with a double screen, Wagner was not very open.
The senior guard faked the shot, dribbled right and, while almost out of bounds on the right side of the floor, hit a fadeaway 3-pointer to lift the Gators past Marian Central, 85-84, in overtime in their nonconference boys basketball game Wednesday at Gator Alley.
South had battled from behind most of the game before stealing the victory from the Hurricanes, although Gators coach Matt LePage called the triumph bittersweet.
South forward Austin Rogers, who leads the area in scoring at 23 points a game, suffered a left knee injury in overtime.
“It doesn’t look good,” LePage said. “He was in a lot of pain. From early indications, it’s not good.”
LePage said South trainer Kevin Gerlach thought Rogers may have torn the medial collateral ligament.
He said Rogers’ parents, Al and Jeannine, plan on taking him soon for an evaluation. South (13-4) got 28 points from Rogers and 18 from Chris Mahoney. Wagner scored 15, all on 3-pointers.
“It was crazy,” LePage said. “He banked it in as the horn went off. Marian played outstanding and was really hitting some shots. They had the gas pedal down for sure.”
Marian (9-12) was led by Derreck Caldez’s 24 points. Adam Pischke scored 16 and J.J. Lundquist added 10. Caldez hit a 3 and four free throws for the Hurricanes in overtime.
Cary-Grove 51, Dundee-Crown 42: At Carpentersville, Katie Barker scored 21 points to lead the Trojans (13-8, 4-4) to the FVC Valley Division win. Cary-Grove trailed the Chargers 38-37 going into the fourth quarter, but outscored them 14-4 from there to claim the win. Abby Glaysher added seven points. Emily Michalski scored 16 points to lead the Chargers and Kayla Lawrence added 10.
Grayslake North 59, Johnsburg 42: At Grayslake, the Skyhawks (8-14, 3-5 FVC Fox) lost in FVC Fox Division play. Katie Poczkalski scored 12 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead Johnsburg. Carly Wilson scored nine points and Cortland Sommerfeldt added seven.
McHenry 54, Jacobs 33: At McHenry, Sawyer Lay scored 18 points to lead the Warriors (9-13, 1-5 FVC Valley) to the FVC Valley Division win. McHenry outscored Jacobs, 31-17, in the first half to take control. Carly Mattson and Greta Taylor each added eight points.
Alyssa Lach scored eight points to lead the Golden Eagles and Tiffany Frighetto and Nita Williams each added six points.
McHenry 3,348, Huntley 2,815: At Raymond’s Bowl in Johnsburg, the Warriors (13-1) won their last tune-up match before Saturday’s Sectional. Ryan Bourland led the team with a 705 series, including a game-high score of 267 and Ryan Wilson added a 671.
Brad Szekeres led the Red Raiders with a 595 series and Beau Rehner added a 584.
Woodstock co-op 2,233, Elgin 1,838: At Wayne’s Lanes in Woodstock, Samantha Kunke bowled a 536 series and a game high 210 in the nonconference win. Rachel Lohmeyer added a 527 series.
Cary-Grove 134, South Elgin 33: Jackson Hatfield won both the 100-yard fly (1:02.16) and 100 backstroke (1:05.86) in the nonconference win. Mitch Robak added wins in both the 50 free (24.55) and 100 breaststroke (1:06.35) for the Trojans.
• Joe Stevenson and Kevin Meyer contributed to this report.