Gents Extend Gold Dome Win Streak to 19 With 90-71 Win
Tuesday, December 7, 2004

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Tyrone Hamilton

Chad Maclies

Jarmorrow Moragne

—The Centenary Gents extended their Gold Dome win streak to 19 games with a 90-71 win over Arkansas Baptist on Tuesday evening. Centenary placed five guys in double figures while surviving a hard fought contest which featured 62 total fouls. The Gents have not lost on their home court since January of 2003 when they fell to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 93-92.


Centenary (1-5) scored on its first possession of the second half to raise its leading margin to 10 points at 43-33. The Gents controlled play in the final period, using a double-digit cushion to keep the Buffaloes at bay. Arkansas Baptist (2-4) mounted only one true run as it pulled within six points with just under 11 minutes remaining after back-to-back Centenary turnovers. The Gents put the game out of reach by converting on 24-of-31 free throw attempts in the second half.


The Gents jumped out to a 19-9 lead to start the contest fueled behind six points from Chad Maclies and three Centenary trifectas. The home team would not hold the advantage long as Arkansas Baptist stormed back with a 10-0 run to tie the game at 19 apiece behind six Gent turnovers in four minutes.


Jarmorrow Moragne ended the Centenary scoring drought with a basket inside off of a nice pass by Tyrone Hamilton. Johntae Markham answered immediately for the Buffaloes with a driving bucket and teammate Alvin Morris put the visitors ahead at 23-21 on a jumper in the lane. Maclies provided the answer again as his drive inside tied the score and ignited a 20-10 Centenary push that put the Gents up 41-33 at the half.


Maclies pumped in a career-high 24 points in the Gents first victory of the season. Curtis Tillman chipped in with 17 points while Moragne added 14 points. David Tolefree notched his first career double-digit scoring effort with 10 points and Hamilton recorded his first double-double with a season-high 10 assists while netting 13 points on the night.


Arkansas Baptist was led by Alvin Morris and Dontario Brooks who each finished with 15 points.  Kevin Morris contributed 11 points in the loss.