Frontcourt carries Centre past Transy

December 03, 2003

LEXINGTON - The big guys led the way as Centre College defeated Transylvania 66-57 Tuesday night at the Beck Center for its fourth win in five games.

Starting forwards Rob King, Coy Zerhusen and Reggie Magnusson combined for 53 points and 19 rebounds to lead the Colonels.

King led the way with 22 points and eight rebounds, Zerhusen had 12 points, nine boards and five assists and Magnusson had 19 points in the middle.

"Rob and Coy had a fantastic floor game, and Reggie really gave us a post presence," Centre coach Greg Mason said.

Mason said the entire team turned in an impressive effort in only its second road game of the season - the game was incorrectly listed on Centre's schedule as a home game.


"I couldn't be more pleased with our guys, not only the execution on the floor, but you could just sense the focus was there," Mason said. "We just kept on making play af-ter play and came up with a huge win."

Centre shot 51 percent from the field after going 16-for-26 for 61.5 percent in the first half. The Colonels committed only 14 turnovers for the second straight game after averaging 20.7 in their first three games.

The Colonels' starting backcourt had just seven points, but Mason said the guards' contributions were also critical.

"They really did a great job of getting us in our (offense)," he said. "They were floor generals."

They also held Transy's starting guards, Adam Cole and Robert Pendleton, to a combined 11 points.

Centre's next game is Thursday at home against Asbury.

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