Gents Eliminated From Mid-Con Tourney
Sunday, March 7, 2004

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Centenary men's basketball team could not improve its shooting from the previous week, losing in the first round of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament to the Chicago State Cougars, 70-54, Sunday night at Kemper arena.

The biggest problem for the Gents was their free throw shooting, as they made only 11-of-25 shots from the charity stripe (44 percent). They also could not hit many shots from the three-point line, as they made only 3-of-13 attempts from the arc.

Andrew Wisniewski, Centenary's representative on the All-Conference Team, scored only eight points before fouling out with three minutes remaining. Ronald Mickel led the Gents with 12 points, six rebounds, and two blocked shots, and Michael Gale contributed ten points and three steals.

Craig Franklin led the Cougars with 18 points, plus he grabbed five rebounds. Rubeen Perry scored 12 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and dished out four assists. Jeleel Akindele added ten points, six rebounds, and four blocked shots in the winning event.

The Cougars (12-19) move on to face IUPUI in the semifinals on Monday night at 8:30 p.m. The Gents (16-12) lose six seniors and will have to reload before beginning the 2004-05 season.