The second quarter would belong to Jaylin Calloway and the Bulldogs. Calloway connected on 3 three point field goals in the quarter, including a buzzer beater to put Wilson up 23-20 at half.
Wilson would build on their lead in the third quarter as Calloway continued to have the hot hand. Heading into the final seconds of the third quarter, Wilson’s Jake Templin would convert on a putback opportunity to give Wilson a 34-30 lead.
The Wilson Bulldogs claimed their first BCIAA boys basketball championship since 2007.When asked about the final play, senior guard and hero Sam Smith said “it was the best look I got all night, I’m just lucky I was so wide open.” Smith also said “we’ve been working incredibly hard for this (county championship), it means so much to us.”
Senior guard and recent 1000 point scorer Travaun Coad said “it means a lot. We’ve been talking about doing this since ninth grade and we finally made it. We worked so hard and I am just so proud of our entire team. I love Jaylin and Sam so much. They knocked down so many big shots for us.”
The Bulldogs, who were led by Jaylin Calloway’s 17 points, will be back in action next Wednesday in the first round of the District 3 AAAA playoffs. Wilson, who earned the No.1 seed in District 3, will host No.17 seed Lower Dauphin. The two teams last met on the hardwood in 2007, with Wilson coming out victorious. However, the loss in the District 3 AAAA football playoffs will be fresh in the minds of all, as they seek vengeance.
The Saints, who claimed the No.4 seed in District 3 AAA, will square off with Gettysburg on Tuesday at home.