Monday, January 30, 2017

Centre Blows by Millsaps to Keep Top Spot in SAA

Centre 85
Millsaps 63

Final from Danville, Kentucky

Game recap by CC:

DANVILLE, Ky. (CentreColonels.com) – The Centre men's basketball team connected on 16 shots from behind the arc from nine different players to earn an 85-63 Southern Athletic Association (SAA) victory over Millsaps on Sunday afternoon at Alumni Gymnasium.

The Colonels collect their third straight win and boost their records to 11-7 overall and 7-2 in SAA action, while the Majors drop to 4-16 and 1-8, respectively. Centre sits alone atop the SAA standings following the pair of conference wins over the weekend.

The Colonels jumped out to an early 10-2 lead just over five minutes into the contest buoyed by five points from sophomore guard Tucker Sine (Bowling Green, Ky.).

Millsaps would shrink the Centre advantage to 13-9, before the Colonels used a 23-2 run highlighted by 11 consecutive points by freshman guard Art Walker (Mt. Sterling, Ky.) to push the Centre lead to 36-11 with 2:28 showing on the first half clock. The Colonels were 5-of-7 from behind the arc and 4-of-4 from the charity stripe during the surge. Sophomore guard Jarod Griffin (Lexington, Ky.) also buried a pair of 3-pointers to help Centre build its advantage.

The Colonels took a 38-14 lead into the break.

In the first six minutes of the second half, Centre connected on five shots from downtown to gain its largest advantage of the night at 57-23. The Colonels opened the half with 3-pointers on their first three possessions by Sine, freshman guard Bailey Rakes (Mt. Washington, Ky.) and Griffin.

Complete Recap

Current SAA Standings:

CENTRE 7-2 11-7
BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN 6-3 10-10
RHODES 6-3 9-10
SEWANEE 5-4 12-7
HENDRIX 5-4 9-10
BERRY 3-6 7-13
OGLETHORPE 3-6 6-14
MILLSAPS 1-8 4-16

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