Jacob Bates hits game-winner as Centre escapes Transy, 58-57

Perry Ayers led the Colonels with 17 points


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Centre Athletics) – For the second game in a row Jacob Bates had his number called in the final seconds, and the senior once again delivered, capping a thrilling 58-57 victory against rival Transylvania Wednesday evening in the Clive M. Beck Center.

With just 4.6 on the clock and Centre trailing by one, Bates dribbled down the lane and laid in the game-winner. It came less than a week after his last-second bucket in a 77-76 upset at Wabash last Thursday evening.

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The Colonels (3-1) escaped the raucous environment to earn their seventh win against the Pioneers (3-1) in the past eight meetings.

Perry Ayers led the visitors with 17 points, while Bates (12 points) and Art Walker (10) also finished in double figures.