Three big shots from George Mason commit Patrick Holloway helped Paul VI stop multiple Coolidge rallies and gave the Panthers a 70-64 win and their first City Title in school history.
Holloway's first big shot came after Coolidge had gone on an 8-0 run to cut their 13-point deficit down to five. Holloway nailed a three from the left elbow to push the lead back to eight, 39-31. The second big shot, another three-pointer, came from behind the NBA line from the right elbow and made the score 53-42.
But the third was the most important of all. With around a minute to play, Coolidge made the score 64-62 on a three from the left corner by Charles McDaniels. A putback of a missed shot by Jamall Robinson made the score 66-62 before Holloway sealed the deal.
After a Coolidge miss, Holloway came downcourt, faked a three from the right elbow to get his man up in the air, stepped inside the line, and canned an 18-footer with 23 seconds to go. That made the score 68-62 and ended any Coolidge hopes of a miracle rally.
Paul VI never trailed in this game as they ran their record to 35-3. They outscored the Colts 44-34 in the paint and doubled Coolidge up on second chance points, 16-8. Holloway and Coleman Johnson each scored 15 points, while Tilman Dunbar and Robinson each added 12.
For Coolidge, Deshaun Morman led the way with 20 points, while Khalen Cumberlander scored 15 and Omar Roberts added 10.
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