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Wilson Boys Win BCIAA Crown

Wilson Boys Win the 2014 BCIAA Championship

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In the most buzzed about game in recent history, the No.1 seeded Wilson Bulldogs took on No.2 seeded Berks Catholic for the right to call themselves county champions.

Jaylin Calloway Drains a Three Pointer

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Wilson would jump out to an early 7-2 lead, only to see the Saints answer with seven straight points to close out the first quarter.  After one, the Saints held a 9-7 lead.

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.

ana Foulland has an excellent game during the championship

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The Saints would come roaring back in the fourth quarter, as they turned to their star, Nana Foulland.  Foulland would score 8 of his game-high 21 in the fourth quarter. Berks Catholic would fight back to take a 40-38 lead. However, the Bulldogs got yet another three pointer from Jaylin Calloway, giving them a 41-40 lead.  After a Pop Lacey free throw tied the game at 41-41 with 39.4 seconds to go, the Bulldogs seemed content to take the last shot.  After calling a timeout with 13.8 seconds to go, the Bulldogs drew up a play that will go down in Wilson basketball history.  Sam Smith dished the ball off to Matt Timochenko, who dished it back to Smith for a backdoor layup with just 1.5 seconds to go.  The Saints would be able to get a shot up in the final second, but it would fall no good.

The Wilson Bulldogs claimed their first BCIAA boys basketball championship since 2007.

Sam Smith's game-winning layup

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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.

About Justin Allen

Justin Allen is a 23 year old native of Pottstown, PA. Justin is a die hard Philadelphia sports fan. Justin has also written, recorded, and performed music for the last 10+ years.