Carly Weisenbach of the Dublin Coffman High School girls basketball team didn't have a linescore that stood out when the Shamrocks wrapped up their first undefeated regular season with a 43-39 victory over Reynoldsburg last year.

Carly Weisenbach of the Dublin Coffman High School girls basketball team didn't have a linescore that stood out when the Shamrocks wrapped up their first undefeated regular season with a 43-39 victory over Reynoldsburg last year.

Coming off the bench, she scored a pair of baskets, had two offensive rebounds and blocked a shot. But she did it all in a key stretch of the second quarter as Coffman took the lead for good. The senior hasn't slowed down since. She is a starter averaging eight points and ranked among the area's top shooters this season.

"That game gave me a lot of confidence," said Weisenbach, a 6-foot-3 center. "I needed it too. I was just a junior at the time, and it helped me a lot."

Weisenbach followed the outing with a solid postseason, helping Coffman capture its first Division I district title and reach a regional final.

This year, she has started in the middle, grabbed rebounds, blocked shots, and been a steady scoring presence around the basket. She was averaging 10.3 points per game in the six games before facing Westland last Tuesday.

"She has done a tremendous job," coach Mary Ann Grimes said. "She is playing with more confidence. Last year, she played in the shadows of (graduate Kaitlyn Nelson) a bit, but she said she wanted to make her senior year special and she is doing things to make that happen."

She is shooting 57.3 percent from the floor, second on the team to Becca Bornhorst at 61.3 percent. Both percentages are higher than the program season record of 55 percent set by Sarah Lochmann in 1998-99.

"It's been great so far this year. We've all worked hard and it's paying off," Weisenbach said. "Last year we had success, but we want this year to be just as special."

Weisenbach scored a career-high 19 points in a 79-50 victory over Clayton Northmont on Jan. 18. She followed with eight points and eight rebounds in a 75-22 win over Central Crossing last Friday and 12 points in a 66-42 win over Dayton Dunbar the next day.

She also played well offensively and defensively when Coffman earned a pair of victories in the West Chester Lakota West Holiday Hoops Tournament on Dec. 27-28. She scored nine against Cincinnati Walnut Hills in a 59-41 victory and had seven against Lakota West in a 54-44 victory.

"She played really well at Lakota," Grimes said. "She has done a really good job of running the floor and getting rebounds for us. She is light on her feet for someone her size. She is tough to get around or get the ball over when she has her hands in the air."

Weisenbach dressed for some varsity games as a sophomore and emerged as a valuable substitute last year. She reached a personal goal of being a starter this season and is looking forward to helping the team make a long postseason run.

Coffman has a chance to win a fourth consecutive league title and earn a second consecutive undefeated regular season. It was second in the state poll last week behind three-time defending state champion Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame.

"When I was an underclassman, it was my goal to be a starter," Weisenbach said. "It feels good to have made that happen. Going against great players in practice helped. Everyone works hard in practice to make each other better. It's great to play against (Becca Bornhorst and Sam MacKay) every day. We know we have to keep working if we want to play with (Mount Notre Dame) at the end of the year."

At a glance

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Coffman boys and girls basketball teams:

BOYS

*Last Friday -- Defeated Central Crossing 67-64. Christian Heine's 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left was the difference. Michael Green had 21 points, Conner Viers had 16 and Heine scored 12.

Last Saturday -- Def. Linden McKinley 87-39. Joey Phelan scored a career-high 17 points, Heine had 17, Kyle Molock scored a career-high 15 and Green had 11.

Last Tuesday -- Played Westland

*Friday -- At Thomas Worthington. The Cardinals, who lost the first meeting 69-48 on Dec. 19, upset Upper Arlington 50-47 last Friday to improve to 5-9.

*Tuesday -- Home vs. Hilliard Darby. The Shamrocks won 37-36 on Dec. 23, their lowest scoring output of the season through 13 games. Darby was 5-7 before playing Central Crossing last Tuesday.

Of note: The Shamrocks were 12-1 overall and 8-0 in the OCC-Central before last Tuesday.

GIRLS

*Last Friday -- Def. Central Crossing 75-22. Becca Bornhorst scored 16 points, Sam MacKay had 15 and Carly Weisenbach and Alex Blair scored eight.

Last Saturday -- Def. Dayton Dunbar 66-42. Bornhorst scored 14 points, Blair had 13 and Weisenbach had 12.

*Last Tuesday -- Played Westland

*Friday -- Home vs. Thomas. The Cardinals, who lost the first meeting 77-29 on Dec. 19, were 6-8 before playing Hilliard Davidson last Tuesday.

*Tuesday -- At Darby. The Shamrocks won 52-40 on Dec. 23. The Panthers were 7-7 before playing Central Crossing last Tuesday.

Of note: The Shamrocks were 15-0 overall and 9-0 in the OCC-Central before last Tuesday.

*OCC-Central game