Azaria Conway-Wilson was searching for one shot to ignite her game Saturday.
With her team facing a must-win situation, the Agassi Prep freshman wanted nothing more than to give her squad an opportunity at a playoff berth.
In the second half, the forward got her chance and didn’t miss.
Conway-Wilson scored 10 of her 15 points in the second half to send the visiting Stars past The Meadows 51-41 in the Division III Southern League regular-season finale.
“It feels great,” Conway-Wilson said. “This is amazing, because we’re making history. It means a lot to me and to my team.”
Agassi Prep (9-10, 7-7) and The Meadows (13-9, 7-7) finished tied for fourth in the Southern League and will meet in a play-in game at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain View to determine the league’s final playoff spot.
“We thrive under pressure,” Stars coach Kevin Moran said. “We’ve been under pressure since the year began. We have been all about being a family all year long. Our motto is: ‘We’re all we got.’ ”
What Agassi Prep had was the duo of Conway-Wilson and Javoulaee Green, who controlled the paint for most of the second half.
Green scored nine of her 13 points in the fourth quarter and had eight rebounds and two blocked shots.
“They got focused and started making their shots,” Moran said. “It just went picture-perfect. It was do-or-die and they played that way.”
Searching for a spark after shooting a dreadful 26.6 percent (8-for-30) in the first half, the Stars opened the third quarter on a 10-3 run. Agassi Prep forced 11 turnovers in the period, while holding the Mustangs to just five points.
Green’s basket with just under six minutes to go in the fourth pushed the Stars to their biggest lead at 40-26, but The Meadows cut the deficit to 47-41 with 1:31 remaining.
Conway-Wilson sank four consecutive free throws in the final 38 seconds to pad the victory.
Casey Barber paced the Mustangs with 11 points and six rebounds.
Lincoln County 53, Laughlin 28 — At Laughlin, Kaylee Teel had 14 points to lead the Lynx by the Cougars.
Jaycee Wadsworth added 10 points for Lincoln County, which led 27-12 at the half.
Cassie Beggs paced Laughlin with 11 points.
Agassi Prep 65, The Meadows 60 — At The Meadows, Steven Jones poured in 29 points, and the Stars rallied from a 49-39 deficit after three quarters to top the Mustangs.
Kobe Williams added 11 points for Agassi Prep.
Adam Abdelaziz had 28 points, and Eric Hirsberg scored 11 for The Meadows.
Lincoln County 70, Laughlin 46 — At Laughlin, Chandler Katschke scored 15 of his 27 points in the third quarter to power the Lynx by the Cougars.
Lincoln County broke a 24-all halftime tie by outscoring Laughlin, 29-12 in the third quarter.
Trey Smith and Averie Prosise each had 13 points, and A.J. Nelson scored 10 for Laughlin.