The Deer Valley Wolverines used a furious 32-12 fourth quarter run to pull out the victory over the Castro Valley Trojans Wednesday evening on the winner's court.
After leading 32-29 at the half, the Wolverines had a third quarter meltdown, being out-scored 33-14, and found themselves trailing 62-46 at the end of the quarter to set the stage for their big comeback in the final period.
Castro Valley missed eight free throws in the fourth quarter (including four straight with 2.7 seconds remaining after a foul and a technical foul trailing 76-74) to help DV's cause.
Kentucky-bound Marcus Lee (who sat most of the third quarter after picking up his fourth foul) led Deer Valley with 23 points while senior Kendall Smith (who claimed a recent offer from UNLV) added 15.
Junior Derrick Clayton paced Castro Valley with 23 points and juniors Jalen McFerren and Andrew Garcia each had 14.
Deer Valley improved to 8-1 on the season while Castro Valley fell to 5-4.