With 7.6 seconds remaining down two points, Prairie Ridge's Michael Bradshaw set his feet at the top of the 3-point arch and let the ball fly.
The shot went in and unleashed a ripple of emotion through the crowd, giving Prairie Ridge a 60-59 win over Crystal Lake South.
The final shot of the game, which missed, came from South's Eric Schiller, who landed awkwardly on an opponents ankle and fell to the floor injured as time expired.
Bradshaw said the play was not designed for him specifically and that, in all actually, he didn’t even run the play drawn up by his coach.
The Gators' (9-14, 4-7 FVC Valley) defensive pressure set the tone early resulting in a one-point halftime lead. The second half of the game was all about runs. The Gators jumped out to an eight-point lead early, with many of their points coming from the free-throw line.
With 23 seconds left in the game, Crystal Lake South senior guard Nick Geske hit an athletic putback layup through three Wolves (8-15, 5-6 FVC Valley) defenders putting the Gators up 2. Bradshaw erased that deficit on his game-winning shot.