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“Third time is a charm” as Dublin Coffman stops Upper Arlington streak at 20

It was a challenge to pick the better cliche’ to summarize the game-”Third time is a charm” or “You live by the 3, You die by the 3″-but the bottom line was that the Dublin Coffman boys out-fought Upper Arlington, 50-48 in the Division I district semifinal, advancing in the tournament and handing the Golden Bears their first loss after 20 straight wins.

Upper Arlington had won the 2 regular season games against the Shamrocks by nearly identical scores of 64-58 and 65-62, each time building a big lead and surviving Coffman rallies. This time, it was almost the reverse, as the Bears rallied from down 40-33 in the 3rd quarter to force a 46-46 tie with 1:35 to go. Michael Green then scored the last 4 points for the Rocks, who watched a potential game-tying shot by the Bears Carter Smith, with a foot on the 3-point arc line, clang off the rim in the closing seconds. Green had converted an old fashioned 3 point play with 1:09 to go, and after a basket by the Bears’ Jeff Vaughn, hit the first of 2 free throws for the last of his 14 points. The Bears looked to be on the ropes with 2:30 left and trailing 46-40, but Oliver McGlade and Brian Sullivan-who had been a combined 1 for 12 on 3-pointers to that point-each hit a shot from behind the arc for the 3rd and last tie of the game


Christian Heine led the Rocks (19-3) with 16, and Kyle Molock, who sat down with 2 quick fouls in the first half, added 11. The Rocks held McGlade to 8 and Sullivan to 10; 11 points under their combined averages. Sullivan sat down in the 3rd quarter after picking up his 4th foul; the Ohio Capital Conference player of the year had posted 35 and 25 in the two regular season games against Coffman. The Bears shot only 34% from the floor (compared to 53% in their first 20 games; and only 4 of 20 3-pointers (42% coming into the game)-and couldn’t overcome their second straight sub-par tournament performance, having squeaked by Pickerington Central, 34-33. The Bears bench had one of their better performances of the year, outscoring the Rocks bench 12-0, with Chris Watson accounting for 10 of the 12 points. He earned a second half start, and recorded two, 3-point plays in the 3rd period.

Each team hit 10 of 30 shots in the first half, which saw 5 lead changes and Coffman finished with a 27-25 lead.

The Rocks’ 36% shooting wasn’t much better, but they offset a 38-27 rebounding disadvantage by winning the turnover battle, 15-8.