Bowling Green Advances to State Title Game

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[caption id="attachment_175886" align="aligncenter" width="600"]DeAngelo Wilson came off the bench to score 16 second half points. (Photo by @KHSAA Twitter) DeAngelo Wilson came off the bench to score 16 second half points. (Photo by @KHSAA Twitter)[/caption] For the first time in program history, the Bowling Green Purples are headed to the KHSAA State Championship. BGHS defeated Boyle County 68-58 in the semifinals to clinch a spot in Sunday's title game against Owensboro. The balanced lineup and depth of Bowling Green were too much for Boyle County. Boyle County's season comes to an end after an incredible Cinderella run to the Final Four. The Rebels knocked off Lexington Catholic and #1 Ballard on their way to the semifinals. One night removed from breaking the state record for made free throws in a game with 40, Boyle County made only three against Bowling Green. The Purples shot 52 percent from the field and 75 percent from beyond the arc. The Purples led for nearly 28 of the 32 minutes in the game and never looked back after claiming the lead midway through the first quarter. Bowling Green's dominance can be attributed to their ability to put up high-percentage shots. Terry Taylor shot 58 percent from the field and Kyran Jones shot 75 percent off the bench for the Purples. Jones was named the Player of the Game after collecting 14 rebounds and blocking two shots. Led by Jones, the Purples out-rebounded Boyle County 42-21. While Taylor and Jones controlled the inside game for BGHS, DeAngelo Wilson paced the game at the guard position. The sophomore led BGHS in scoring with 17 points off the bench. Wilson, listed at 5'9", reminds fans of Tyler Ulis with his court vision and gritty defensive effort. The Purples relied on Wilson to hit big shots in the second half. Wilson scored 16 points on five of twelve shooting in the final two quarters to push the Purples to a win. Bowling Green and Owensboro are familiar foes. In two games this season, Owensboro beat the Purples twice. Neither win was by more than nine points and one stretched to overtime. The two Western Kentucky teams will square off Sunday afternoon at 2 EST.    @TreyHuntsmanKSR

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