Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wpial Champ Montour Prevails Mr. Clutch Wilson Sparkles Late in Win vs. South Fayette

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wpial Champ Montour Prevails Mr. Clutch Wilson Sparkles Late in Win vs. South Fayette

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South Fayette played a junk defense against Montour for just about the entire contest.

No big deal. When the game was there for the taking, Montour's Devin Wilson trashed South Fayette's defense.

Wilson taking over a game and making so many key plays down the stretch is an old storyline at Montour, but it has to be told again after Wilson led Montour past South Fayette, 52-43, in a PIAA Class AAA first-round game Friday night at North Allegheny.

Saint Joseph's University coach Phil Martelli and Villanova coach Jay Wright were on hand to watch Wilson. What they saw was a triple double from Montour's 6-foot-3 senior point guard (Saint Joseph's offered Wilson a scholarship Tuesday). Wilson finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the WPIAL champion Spartans (23-4).

But it was when he scored, when he rebounded and when he dished passes for baskets that was so impressive. South Fayette took a 41- 39 lead with 4:33 left. From there, Wilson had 8 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds and 1 blocked shot. He made practically every key play, just like he did in the WPIAL championship last week, and just like he has so many times in his career.

"There have been a lot of really good players come through this area and I think he could be mentioned with some of them," Montour coach Adam Kaufman said. "... He has a drive and a will to win that I've never seen at Montour."

Wilson knew Martelli and Wright were there watching. Wilson has a handful of other scholarship offers and Kansas State and Texas A&M called him this past week. When asked if he felt any pressure with the college coaches in the stands, Wilson said: "I don't really know pressure. It's really not a thing to me. I just play the game I love and do the best I can."

South Fayette got 15 points from C.J. Rudisill and 13 from Evan Bonnaure. …

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