The Dublin Coffman High School boys basketball team held off upset-minded Westland 69-65 in OCC-Central Division action at Coffman on Tuesday.
The Dublin Coffman High School boys basketball team held off visiting Westland 69-65 on Tuedsay in OCC-Central Division action.
The Shamrocks ran their winning streak to 10 games and improved to 13-1 overall and 9-0 in league play. The Cougars fell to 5-9 and 3-6.
Coffman, a 91-63 winner over the Cougars in the first meeting Dec. 12, had its hands full in the rematch.
The Shamrocks showed poise down the stretch, outscoring Westland 9-5 in the final 2:25. Christian Heine's basket with 2:25 remaining gave the hosts the lead for good at 62-60.
Heine led a balanced attack for Coffman with 19 points, followed by Joey Phelan (14), Connor Viers (12) and Michael Green (11).
"We executed really well offensively in the end," Coffman coach Jamie Collins said. "Just getting good shots and getting open mid-range jumpers and getting to the basket. Stuff that we probably didn't do as well in the first half, I thought we did a great job of that in the clutch, which is what our guys fortunately have done all year so far."
Junior Anthony Jackson kept Westland within striking distance throughout, as he finished with a game-high 31 points. His 3-pointer with 24 seconds remaining cut the deficit to 66-65.
Roy Ray added nine points for Westland.
"We're very proud of the boys," Westland coach Todd Parker said. "They played hard. We stuck to our game plan and we did things well enough to win, but when it came down to making that final play they knew what we were going to do and we just didn't get it done."