DuBois Central Catholic Defeats Kennedy Catholic in 2007 the PIAA Western Class A Finals
(From d9sports.com website)
This nomination was sent by Mike Nesbitt
The game was at Clarion University’s Tippin Gym, not a good omen for a DCC team that had lost six in a row at Tippin including twice during the season.
And it looked like loss No. 7 was well on its way to happening when Kennedy took an 18-point lead with just over 13 minutes to play.
But then DCC did something amazing, almost unbelievable. Something few people in the crowd of nearly 3,500 will ever forget. They went on a 19-0 run to take the lead late in the third quarter.
But that comeback looked like it would go for naught when Kennedy took a 3-point lead into the final minute of play.
But DCC won’t quit then either scoring the game’s final four points including a dramatic 2-foot jumper by Andrew Welch off a pass from Dom Varacallo with just over two seconds left to win the game. That shot could go down as the greatest in DCC history, and the comeback surely ranks among some of the best in Pennsylvania scholastic basketball playoff history.
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Records for comeback victories?
1950, Dec 30. The biggest comeback in college basketball history occurred when Duke trailed Tulane by 31 points, 58-27 with 19 minutes left, but Dick Groat from Swissvale H. S. (near Pittsburgh) led the Duke comeback for the victory. Groat later was a star shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
1961, Medfield College trailed Rutland College 46-3 at the half and came back to win 47-46 in the movie, "The Absent Minded Professor." Propelled by flubber (a heretofor unknown substance) in their sneakers during the second half, the Medfield players acquired a unique jumping ability which helped them to make their comeback for the win. Believe it, or not!
These records and others found at http://www.pahoops.org/records.htm
This photo was taken earlier in the season (1/27/07) when DuBois Catholic defeated Elk County Catholic 69-68 to snap a 49 game winning streak that had been rung up by Elk County over two years. It was quite a year for DuBois Catholic!
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