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Gents Rally Falls Short in 76-71 Loss to Southwestern
Junior Kaharri Carter scored 14 points and grabbed eight boards for the Gents (Photo courtesy of Curt Youngblood).
Gents Rally Falls Short in 76-71 Loss to Southwestern
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Southwestern (TX) (6-7, 2-0 SCAC)
at
Centenary (LA) (8-5, 2-1 SCAC)
1/7/2018 | Shreveport, La. (Gold Dome) | Attendance: 127
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Southwestern (TX)413576
Centenary (LA)323971
Stats at a GlanceSUMBBCENTMB
FG Percentage.453 (29-64) .419 (26-62)
3P FG Percentage.333 (8-24) .300 (9-30)
FT Percentage.714 (10-14) .588 (10-17)
Offensive Rebounds1210
Defensive Rebounds2825
Total Rebounds4035
Turnovers1211
Steals57
Bench Points2713
Statistical LeadersSUMBBCENTMB
PointsBrandon Alexander - 17
Cedric Harris - 16
ReboundsJake Holmes - 12
Travion Kirkendoll - 9
AssistsKyle Howard - 5
Cedric Harris - 5
StealsLuke Hicks - 2
Cedric Harris - 4
BlocksCedric Harris - 1
Treylan Matthews - 1

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Gents used a furious rally to take the lead after a halftime deficit of nine, but the Pirates scored the final six points of the game as Centenary (8-5, 2-1 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) fell to Southwestern (6-7, 2-0 SCAC) 76-71 Sunday afternoon, January 7.

The Gents trailed 67-59 with eight minutes left in the game before going on a 12-3 run to retake the lead. Junior Kaharri Carter swung a pass on the baseline across to senior Dylan Weaver in the corner for three before Carter hit a pair from the line. Sophomore Cedric Harris added a putback to pull Centenary within 67-66.

Harris led the Gents with 16 points while Carter scored 14 points and grabbed eight boards.

Trenton Garrett made a tip-in to put the visitors back up three, but another Weaver three tied the game at 69. Southwestern split from the line, but a Carter dunk gave Centenary a 71-70 lead with 2:55 left – its first lead since 8:33 left in the first (23-21).

However, the Gents failed to score the final three minutes and neither team scored over the next 1:34. Southwestern took the lead for good on a Luke Hicks three with 1:21 left. After a stop for the Pirates and a Centenary foul, Ryan Wheeler missed a three, but Brandon Alexander grabbed the rebound and got the hoop and the harm with two seconds left. He made the ensuing free throw for the final five-point margin.

Alexander led Southwestern off the bench with 17 points, while Hicks added 15 and Wheeler 11. The Pirates used a 40-35 edge on the glass and a 16-10 advantage in second-chance points for the win.

Centenary returns to action for its first SCAC road game of the season Friday, January 12, when in visits Dallas. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.