Hot Shooting Leads Gents To Dominating Win, 86-44
Saturday, February 14, 2004

SHREVEPORT – The Centenary men’s basketball team shot 57.1 percent from the field, including 66.7 percent from the three-point line, as the Gents dominated the Southern Utah Thunderbirds from the opening tip in winning, 86-44, Saturday night at the Gold Dome.

Andrew Wisniewski scored 14 of the first 16 points for the Gents as they jumped out to a 16-2 lead in the first six minutes and never looked back. Wisniewski hit his first six three-pointers, eventually making 8-of-9 (.889 – a new Gold Dome record for three-point field goal percentage) from behind the arc on his way to 31 points, plus he dished out five assists.

Many of Wisniewski’s baskets came as a result of passing by Michael Gale, who notched a game-high eight assists to go along with five points and three steals. Jarmorrow Moragne hit his first six shots, four of them from the three-point line, to score 16 points.

Chad Maclies was a force on the defensive end for the Gents, who set a new Gold Dome record for fewest points allowed. Maclies grabbed seven rebounds and stole the ball four times. Rickey Evans contributed 12 points, five rebounds, and four assists, while Shawn Davis added eight points and four rebounds off the bench.

Centenary (14-9, 8-4 Mid-Con) kept Southern Utah’s David Palmer from getting into a rhythm, as most of his 14 points came with a hand in his face. The Gents forced Southern Utah (8-15, 4-8 Mid-Con) into 15 turnovers, and they outrebounded the Thunderbirds 31-16 in the game, grabbing 11 offensive rebounds to Southern Utah’s 14 defensive rebounds.

The Gents are now one game behind Valparaiso in the Mid-Con standings, tied with IUPUI for second place. They will face the UMKC Kangaroos, who are tied for fourth place one game behind Centenary, on Thursday night, February 19, beginning at 7:05 p.m. at the Gold Dome.