|Grothaus 3-ball pushes Grove forward|
|Written by Charlie Warnimont|
|Wednesday, March 06, 2013 1:26 PM|
The adjustment to the coach’s plan resulted in Collin Grothaus pulling up for a 3-pointer with time winding down. His shot hit nothing but net to lift the Bulldogs to a 47-45 win over Vanlue in the second game of the Division IV district semifinals Tuesday night at Liberty-Benton High School.
The win sends the Bulldogs (17-7) to the district finals Friday night at Liberty-Benton against Putnam County League foe Leipsic (21-4) at 7 p.m. for the right to play in the Bowling Green State University regional next Tuesday. The Vikings advanced to the finals with a 71-50 win over Arlington in the first game.
Columbus Grove had a 26-23 halftime lead but saw the Wildcats catch fire in the third to take a 36-31 lead to the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs scored the first five points of the fourth to tie the game at 36-36 as Grothaus had three of the points, a free throw and basket.
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