It’s a sign of a stout defense when your team can win with a two-point fourth quarter.
Prairie Ridge’s girls basketball team did just that Tuesday to get past McHenry, 38-26, for a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division home win.
Kelsey Bear (nine points) and Kailey Aldridge (eight) led Prairie Ridge (17-9 overall, 6-6 FVC Valley) on the offensive end.
"We played really hard man-to-man defense," Wolves coach Rob Baker said. "We only scored two points in the fourth quarter, but we worked the clock the entire time."
Laura D’Angelo, McKayla Snedeker and Brittany Avonts each had two baskets for the Warriors (13-16, 4-8).
Cary-Grove 55, Dundee-Crown 27: At Cary, the Trojans clinched outright possession of the FVC Valley Division crown. Olivia Jakubicek had 19 points and eight rebounds, and Joslyn Nicholson added 12 points for C-G (20-6, 11-1).
Jesania Laboy (eight points) led D-C (2-22, 0-12).
Grayslake North 61, Grayslake Central 45: At Grayslake, Brittney Thibeaux scored 13 points and Kendall Detweiller added 12 to clinch the FVC Fox Division crown for the Knights (24-2, 11-0) for the first time.
CL Central 43, Johnsburg 21: At Crystal Lake, Kelsey Schmitt connected on four 3-pointers en route to a 14-point night for Central. Evelyn Youel scored six points and had 10 rebounds in the FVC Fox Division win for the Tigers (12-14, 4-9).
Trace Chase scored seven points and had five rebounds for the Skyhawks (3-23, 2-10).
Woodstock North 43, Hampshire 40: At Hampshire, Jenny Dumoulin spurred a late rally by Hampshire (10-14, 5-7), scoring 11 of her 19 points in the fourth quarter, but North held on for the FVC Fox win.
Sami Ahr scored 12 points, and Emma Everly added nine for the Thunder (16-11, 7-5).
Richmond-Burton 58, Woodstock 45: At Woodstock, Sam Boettjer scored 20 points on eight baskets, and Alex Callanan added 13 points to push R-B (14-11) to a nonconference win. Cody Brand (16) led eight scorers for Woodstock (8-18).
Kaneland 50, Marengo 34: At Marengo, Jessica Villie scored 10 points and Sabrina Marsh added eight in the nonconference loss for the Indians (8-19).
Burlington Central 74, Harvard 27: At Harvard, Erik Finke scored a team-high 11 points including three 3-pointers, but the Hornets (6-15, 1-5) lost in Big Northern Conference East Division action.
Marengo 67, Genoa-Kingston 64: At Genoa, Weston Shepard (17) and Jesse Darlington (15) combined for a perfect 17 for 17 night from the free-throw line to snag a BNC East win for the Indians (9-15, 4-4).
• Chris Burrows contributed to this report.