Once Coy Zerhusen got back on the floor for the second half Saturday, he wasn't coming out.
The Centre College sophomore played all 20 minutes after totaling only 11 in the first half with two fouls. Not so coincidentally, Centre outscored Sewanee by 10 points after halftime to earn an 84-75 victory behind Zerhusen's hustle.
Zerhusen led the Colonels (16-4, 8-2 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) in points (17) and rebounds (seven) and also had two steals and two assists. In the second half, he had 11 points, five rebounds, both assists and both steals.
Centre coach Greg Mason said Zerhusen's play was the reason Centre held on for the win.
"The key to the game was Coy Zerhusen," Mason said. "Coy is playing outstanding basketball right now. His basketball IQ is the best on the team. He just plays so hard, and he's a warrior."