Gents Use Solid First Half To Put Away Demons, 90-67
Tuesday, December 2, 2003

SHREVEPORT – The Centenary men’s basketball team hit 55.2 percent of its shots from the field in the opening half and held Northwestern State to 28.6 percent shooting from the field in the first half to cruise to a 90-67 victory Tuesday night at the Gold Dome.

After trading baskets in the first five minutes of the game, the Gents went on a 32-9 scoring run to take a 23-point lead at halftime. They then went on a 19-5 run in the second half to put the game away, allowing both coaches to play their reserves for a significant amount of time.

Andrew Wisniewski led the Gents with 24 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field, including 4-of-6 shooting from the three-point line. Wisniewski also maintained his assist average with five assists and grabbed six rebounds. Michael Gale continued his hot shooting from the field, making four of his five shots on his way to ten points and four steals in the game.

Jarmorrow Moragne also notched his first career double-digit scoring game, hitting all eight of his free throw attempts on his way to 11 points in only 12 minutes. Ronald Mickel shook off an ankle injury that kept him out of the previous game to grab a team-high seven rebounds.

Rickey Evans scored only three points, but he dished out six assists, grabbed six rebounds, and stole the ball twice. Josh Thibodeaux hit three shots from behind the three-point line to score nine points, and DeMario Hooper scored seven points and blocked three Demon shots. Shawn Davis and Chad Maclies also contributed seven points each, while Joseph Polite, IV, added six points in the victory.

Jermaine Wallace was the only Demon to hit double figures in scoring, notching 14 points while contributing four assists and two steals. Jermaine Spencer and Demetrius Bell grabbed eight rebounds each, but the Demons were hurt by 20 turnovers and 3-of-18 shooting from behind the three-point line.

Centenary (2-2) continues its four-game homestand Saturday night against the McNeese State Cowboys. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at the Gold Dome, and the game can be heard on KYLA 106.7 FM.