By Sean Greene 12:58am, December 31, 2012
VIDEO: Highlights of Wilson and CaravelCaravel's halftime lead evaporated in just sixty seconds, as Wilson (Pa.) rallied to win the B+ Foundation Cup at the Diamond State Classic 49-44.
The Bucs controlled most of the first half, taking seperate eight point leads following a last-minute, first quarter jumper and free throw by Caroline Davis, and then Davis' three-pointer late in the second quarter. Caravel had a 32-27 advantage following the first 16 minutes.
The 17th minute of the game proved to be the difference, as Wilson quickly forced a pair of turnovers while hitting three straight shots, including a shot in the paint by Carley Brew to claim a 33-32 advantage.
The game see-sawed throughout the rest of the quarter, with a free-throw by Jessie Wallace with no time remaining giving the Bulldogs a 41-40 lead going into the final quarter.
Wilson's Ivory Bailey scored the opening basket of the 4th following a nice back-cut, and Caravel could never quite cut the deficit any closer despite having several opportunities to tie the game.
Wilson claimed the bracket title in their first ever appearance at the Diamond State Classic.
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