Posted On: 01/31/19 1:59 PM

It could be said that Matt Pearce was already having an outstanding night, having scored 24 points with around 10 seconds left in the 4th quarter. But it was the three-pointer that gave him his 27th point at the buzzer and helped Centerville walked away from D-III #1 ranked Purcell Marian with a 62-61 road victory. It was a fitting ending to what was a very exciting, and sometimes heated, game.

Centerville had control early thanks to the hot shooting of Pearce and mental lapses by the Cavaliers on the defensive end, allowing the Elks to convert on a few layups at the rim early off backdoor cuts. But with the score 18-8 after one, Purcell started to slowly climb back into the game behind

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