While many of Central Texas’ naysayers were dismissing Austin Westlake’s Cody Doolin 2 years ago as “not being good enough” I was singing his praises. Today those same people shut their mouths and avoid the subject as Doolin continues to play at a high level for demanding San Francisco Dons Coach Rex Walters. The true soph has averaged over 30 minutes a game for both of his campaigns by the Bay.
Doolin continues to add to his legacy by scoring the 5th game winning bucket of his young career. This was nothing new to me as I saw him hitch talented Texas D1 Ambassadors squads on his back during the summers and lead them down the stretch. The tough as nails guard scored the equalizer in the last minute of the game against Montana, a three pointer. He finished with 11 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in 32 minutes. He saved his best for overtime though as he scored the game winning layup with 35 seconds to go in the extra session.
From the Helena (MT) Independent Record:
MISSOULA — Sophomore guard Cody Doolin scored on a layup with 35 second remaining to lead the University of San Francisco Dons to a 65-62 victory over the host Montana Grizzlies on Thursday evening in Dahlberg Arena.
The Grizzlies (4-3) took a six-point lead over the Dons (6-3) with 3:58 left to play on a lay-up by senior forward Art Steward. USF scored six unanswered point after that, though, and tied the contest 59-59 with 2:07 to go on a lay-up by senior forward Angelo Coloiaro.
Montana then regained the lead on a three-point play by sophomore guard Kareem Jamar, making it 62-59 UM at the 2:02 mark. But Doolin’s three-pointer with 1:40 left tied it at 62-all, and then Doolin made the game-winner about a minute later.