Washington Leads Men’s Basketball to Overtime Victory over No. 23 Centre

Washington Leads Men’s Basketball to Overtime Victory over No. 23 Centre

Franklin, Ind. - Franklin College sophomore Trae Washington (Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington South) scored 12 of his 26 points in overtime as the men's basketball team defeated No. 23-ranked Centre College 102-97 on Monday inside the Spurlock Center.

Washington hit a game-tying three-point field goal with six seconds remaining to force the extra period at 87-87.

Franklin (2-0) has won both games in overtime this season.

Centre (1-1) rallied from a 19-point second-half deficit to tie the game at 60-60 at the 9:53 mark. A basket by Tyler Wesley capped a 24-5 run over eight minutes.

The visitors took a 77-74 lead following a three pointer by Ryan Murray with 3:23 remaining in regulation. The lead grew to 83-79 with 28 seconds left after a layup by Andrew Steggman.

Franklin's Terry Sargent (Indianapolis, Ind./Howe) made a layup and converted a free throw on the play to bring Franklin within 83-82. Following a pair of free throws by Centre, Washington tied the game with his late-game heroics.

In overtime, Washington converted a three-point play to break a 94-94 tie with 1:10 left. After a Centre turnover, the sophomore drained another three-point field goal with 19 seconds left to secure the victory.

Senior Bailey Howard (Nashville, Ind./Brown County) scored 17 of his game-high 34 points in the first half. He made five of his nine shots from behind the arc. The Grizzlies led the Colonels 47-34 at halftime.

Sargent added 16 points, while senior Troy Porter (Frankfort, Ind./Frankfort) and sophomore Dion Smith (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) each added 12 points.

Franklin shot 52 percent from the floor and made 13 three-point field goals.

Centre was paced by Blake Scinta's 28 points.

Franklin returns to action on Wednesday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. against Adrian College from inside the Spurlock Center. Live statistics of the game will be available on www.franklingrizzlies.com. In-game updates will also be available on Twitter (@FCAthletics) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FranklinCollegeAthletics).