Moment: Wilburn Winner Caps Comeback
Moment: Wilburn Winner Caps Comeback
Girls Basketball
Posted Monday, April 20, 2020

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

The 1999 Class B championship game clash of Detroit Country Day and Flint Powers Catholic finished with one of the most memorable game-winning shots in Michigan high school girls basketball history – and started a string of three straight MHSAA Finals matchups between the titans.

Kim Wilburn’s driving buzzer beater capped a fourth-quarter comeback for the Yellowjackets, who came back from seven points down in the final period to win 49-47.

Wilburn finished with game highs of 21 points, nine rebounds and eight steals. Just a sophomore at the time, she later starred at Ohio State. Powers was paced with 18 points and eight rebounds by then-junior Kelly Koerber, who later starred at Western Michigan.

Below is the full-length broadcast including the awards ceremony from FOX Sports Detroit.


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