A tough three-minute stretch spelled the end of the Janesville Parker boys basketball season Tuesday night.
Kenosha Indian Trail turned a tie game into a double-digit lead in that short a span midway through the second half and held off the Vikings down the stretch to win 66-58 in a WIAA Division 1 regional quarterfinal game at Indian Trail.
“That really was the difference,” Parker coach Keith Miller said of Indian Trail’s run. “We didn’t knock down shots at the end, either. But that stretch of turnovers during that 12-1 run really hurt. Everything else was about even.”
The Hawks moved on to face second-seeded Waunakee on Friday, while Parker’s season ended with a 2-21 record.
The Vikings led early in the game, fell behind by double digits and then recovered to trail 31-27 at halftime.
Parker tied the game at 38-all with less than 13 minutes remaining.
“I thought we played really well to start the second half,” Miller said. “But then that one stretch just really hurt us.”
Indian Trail scored 12 of the next 13 points to lead 50-39 with 9:56 remaining.
The Vikings battled back again to get within two points, 58-56, with less than three minutes remaining. But Indian Trail closed on an 8-2 run.
Parker senior Chris Galvan led the Vikings with 22 points, while Kavion Ellison added 12 and Brody Dahlke 10.
“We had good stuff from the guys we rely on. Brady Biba had 15 rebounds, including nine offensive, so he was working hard, too,” Miller said. “We were right there.”
INDIAN TRAIL 66, PARKER 58
Parker (58)—Dahlke 2-4-10, Biba 3-0-6, Galvan 7-5-22, Thompson 3-1-8, Ellison 5-0-12. Totals: 20-10-58.
Indian Trail (66)—Suber 2-0-4, Zemaj 2-0-4, Claypool 8-0-16, Stargell 7-5-22, Brown 4-1-9, Terrien 0-5-5, Bradford 1-2-4, Wenberg 1-0-2. Totals: 25-13-66.
Janesville Parker 27 31—58
Kenosha Indian Trail 31 35—66
3-point goals—Parker 8 (Galvan 3, Dahlke 2, Ellison 2, Thompson), Indian Trail 3 (Stargell 3). Free throws missed—Parker 6, Indian Trail 8. Total fouls—Parker 16, Indian Trail 15.