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Hot-shooting Gorloks use late run to bury Colonels

Hot-shooting Gorloks use late run to bury Colonels

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Centre men's basketball dropped its third game in a row Saturday, falling 76-67 to Webster University in the consolation of the Gorloks' Classic.

The Colonels (1-3) fell victim to a blistering shooting effort in the second half by the Gorloks (2-3), who went 18 of 25 (72%) overall from the field. All told, Webster hit nearly 60 percent (31-52) of its shots for the game.

Webster led early after a slow shooting start by Centre, but the visiting Colonels reeled off a 13-2 run to grab a 19-12 lead midway through the half.

Although the Gorloks would climb back, the Colonels still took a 32-30 advantage into the half behind a balanced scoring effort. Eight Colonels scored in the first half, led by sophomore Jacob Bates' (LaGrange, Ky.) eight points.

Webster came out of the half on an 8-2 run to regain the lead, and for much of the period the two sides were locked in a back-and-forth affair.

Through multiple ties and lead changes, the Colonels led 63-60 at the seven-minute mark following a 3-pointer from junior Tucker Sine (Bowling Green, Ky.).

The Gorloks closed the game on a 16-4 run, however, sealing the victory and limiting the Colonels to just one made field goal in the final seven minutes.

Sine led Centre with 14 points, shooting 5 of 10 from the field while contributing four assists, three rebounds and two steals.

Sophomore Art Walker (Mt. Sterling, Ky.) followed with 13 points off the bench, hitting a trio of 3-pointers.

Webster's freshman Nigel Wilcox led all scorers with 20 points – 18 of which came in the second half – and secured his first collegiate double-double with a game-high 13 rebounds.

Centre was out-rebounded by the hosts 36 to 24, including a 19-7 deficit in the second half.

Despite finishing with half as many turnovers as Webster (16 to 8), the Colonels still managed fewer points off of turnovers for the game.

The Colonels continue their extended stretch away from home, traveling to face Franklin College next Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. ET.