The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Sports

December 1, 2012

Cosat, Coburn boosts Buffs in OT

FITHIAN — Every boy who has ever shot a basketball has gone through the same role play in his head.

The game is tied. The clock is down to single digits. And it’s up to that player to make the game-winning shot.

On Friday night, what may have been a childhood fantasy came to life for Dylan Cosat as his 3-point basket in overtime lifted the Buffaloes to a 65-62 win over the Oakwood Comets.

“It was definitely the best shot I have ever taken,” Cosat said.

The overtime win carried a little extra importance to the Buffaloes as it was also the team’s first win of the year after four straight losses.

“It being overtime makes the win that much better,” Senior Kyle Coburn said. “It’s great to get the win, but there’s just something special about getting the win in overtime.”

Coburn would finish with a game high 40 points.

While the game ended in a tightly contested battle, it could not have started more different. Both teams put together lengthy scoring streaks. First, Oakwood rattled off seven unanswered points. Georgetown called a timeout, regrouped and then went a 14-0 drive with 12 points coming from Coburn. Then the Buffaloes’ streak came to a halt and Oakwood scored 10 consecutive points.

“I was scared that our team was going to get down. Once a team got the momentum, it was hard to stop.” Coburn said.

“We came out and really focused on Coburn and tried to take him out as much as we could,” Oakwood coach Doug Robinson said. “But then we started turning the ball over and they went on a run. Once we slowed down, relaxed a little, we went on that run of our own.”

The second quarter was quite different from the one that preceded it. Neither team went on a run of more than a couple baskets and at the end of the first half, Oakwood led 27-23.

In the third quarter, both teams relied heavily on their seniors. For Oakwood, Kyle Elliott put up 10 of the team’s 15 points (he would finish with 21) Meanwhile, Coburn would put up eight of his team’s 12 points.

Trailing by seven going into the fourth, Georgetown Ridge Farm came out firing. The quarter opened with an 11-0 run that took the lead for the first time since the first quarter. Oakwood hit back with an 8-2 run and things balanced out to 62-62.

As time expired, Oakwood was called on a controversial traveling violation that the home fans wanted called as a foul. The Comet fans’ objections didn’t change any opinions by the officials and the two sides set up for overtime.

In overtime, Skyler Slade put up four unanswered points for Oakwood and took an early lead. But then momentum was exchanged once again. Coburn scored four points of his own accompanied with a Dylan Bina layup, to give the Buffaloes the lead.

With 21.4 left on the clock, Slade was sent to the free throw line. He made both baskets and the game was tied once again.

Then 15 seconds later came Cosat’s dream shot and the Buffaloes would walk away with a much needed, and well deserved victory.

Oakwood came off the court disappointed but the coach could not be more proud of the effort.

“I feel for my players,” Robinson said. “They fought through adversity when times got tough they keep fighting. Coming away with the loss doesn’t show how hard we played.”

Oakwood will play again on Tuesday at St Thomas More, while the Buffaloes travel to play Arthur Okaw Christian on Saturday.

In the Junior Varsity game, the Buffaloes lost a lead in the fourth quarter but were able to get it back and get the 40-39 win.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • SPT - CN0820 - BisHenn photo 1 Going the extra mile BISMARCK — Bismarck-Henning coach Mark Dodd has really enjoyed the last few years.Not just because of the two straight Vermilion Valley Conference titles and a almost three-year unbeaten run in regular season action, but because of working with playe

    August 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • LOCAL ROUNDUP: Trojans defeat Chargers in volleyball opener CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. — It took all five sets but the Covington Lady Trojans opened the year with a hard-fought 24-26, 25-22, 25-21, 19-25, 16-14 victory over the North Montgomery Chargers in prep volleyball action on Tuesday night.Brooke Ahrens led t

    August 20, 2014

  • SPT - CN0819 - Seeger photo 1 Patriots make changes WEST LEBANON, Ind. – Success for the Seeger Patriot football team this season will depend on two things.They will rely on technique and teamwork to reach their goals.“We’ve got a little bit of size, a little bit of speed and a few guys with a lot of

    August 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • B-H's Warren claims Urbana Kick-Off Classic URBANA — Bismarck-Henning’s David Warren kicked off his senior season in style, winning the Urbana Kick-Off Classic at the Urbana Country Club.Warren shot a 4-over 76 to earn a one-stroke victory over Champaign Centennial’s Isaac Overman (77), while

    August 19, 2014

  • SPT - CN0817 - North Vermillion photo 1 Trying to fill big holes CAYUGA, Ind. — Brayden Woodard and his senior teammates on the 2013 North Vermillion football team left their mark on the Wabash River Conference.The Falcons won back-to-back undefeated league titles and they enter this season with a 15-game winning

    August 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - CN0816 - Fountain Central photo 2 New names, same goals VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — While the names might change, the goals and expectations for the Fountain Central football team remain the same.The Mustangs, who went 11-2 last year with a sectional championship, are looking to replace 60 percent of their offens

    August 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT- CN0815 - Covington football photo 1 Trojans' experience could be key COVINGTON, Ind. – The Covington football team enters this season on a positive note. The Trojans lost only five seniors to graduation, so team hopes to build on its many returning players.“We’re a year old and stronger,” said Covington head coach Tra

    August 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Voles set to host Jamboree DANVILLE — For the eighth year, the Vermilion Voles Vintage Base Ball club will invite other clubs in the Midwest to Kennekuk County Park on Saturday for the “Uncle Joe” Cannon Base Ball Jamboree.The event will feature four teams with the Voles, the

    August 15, 2014

  • No Headline Provided HELP WANTEDThe Danville Commercial-News is seeking sports-minded individuals to cover local sporting events this school year. An individual should have their own transportation, and be able to work nights and weekends.Anyone interested in the opportu

    August 13, 2014

  • SPT - CN0812 - High School football photo 1 Young Vikings get started DANVILLE — For the second year in a row, high school football teams in Illinois have had to make a change in their preseason practice schedules.A year ago, the IHSA developed a new policy when it came to acclimatization period of early-season practic

    August 12, 2014 2 Photos

E-edition
NJCAA Tourney Photos 2014


Check out the action at the NJCAA Division II National Men's Basketball Tournament March 18-22 at DACC. Buy photos from the Commercial-News here: http://smu.gs/1iCWKnP

Must Read
AP Video
US Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria Failed Manfred, Torre and MLB Take Ice Bucket Challenge Bank of America Reaches Record $17B Settlement Holder Reassures Ferguson Community With Visit GlobalPost CEO Remembers Foley As a Brave Man Seth Meyers Rolls Out Emmy Red Carpet Obama: World Is Appalled by Murder of Journalist Israel, Militants Trade Fire After Talks Fail Pres. George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge Pierce Brosnan's Call to Join the Expendables Changes Coming to No-Fly List Raw: IDF Footage Said to Show Airstrikes Police: Ferguson More Peaceful Raw: Aftermath of Airstrike in Gaza Raw: Thousands March on Pakistani Parliament Raw: World's Oldest Man Lives in Japan Fire Crews Tame Yosemite Fire Raw: Police Weapon Drawn Near Protesters, Media Raw: Explosions in Gaza As Airstrikes Resume Charter Schools Alter Post-Katrina Landscape
NDN Video
US Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria Failed Reggie Jackson's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Are Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Breaking Up? Motorcyclist Sticks Landing This 'Breaking Bad' Reunion is the Most Hilarious Thing You'll See All Day! President Obama talks about who James Foley was Nicki Minaj Unleashes Her 'Anaconda' On the World Watch Helicopter Perform Aerial Ballet Can Buckeyes fill Miller's void? Victoria's Secret Models Prove They're in Fighting Shape How Brian Hoyer Stacks Up With Johnny Manziel Taylor Swift Reveals New Album 1989 is Full-On Pop Crews rescue elderly woman trapped inside flooded minivan Man Poses for New Mugshot Photo Wearing Shirt with Old Mugshot Photo On It Disquieting times for Malaysia's 'fish listeners' Caught On Camera: Johnny Manziel Obscene Gesture Rita Ora Embraces the Ice Bucket Challenge Bird surprises soccer player Ashley Young during game Chapter Two: Never too late to become an artist Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Viral, Raises Over $15M For ALS