SFA Snaps Gents 20-Game Gold Dome Win Streak
Saturday, December 18, 2004


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Jarmorrow Moragne

Tyrone Hamilton

Chad Maclies

SHREVEPORT—A late run and a three-point play the old fashioned way by Stephen F. Austin put an end to Centenary’s 20-game Gold Dome win streak on Saturday night. The Lumberjacks refused to fade away as the Gents led by 13 points in the second half and emerged with a 73-70 last second win. SFA placed five scorers in double figures and outrebounded Centenary 39-24 on its home turf to steal the victory.

 

Centenary (2-6) held a commanding 42-29 advantage at the first media timeout of the second half paced by 13 first half points by senior Jarmorrow Moragne. After Stephen F. Austin entered the one plus one bonus because of the Gents’ seven team fouls at the 13:12 mark, the Lumberjacks were able to chip away at the Centenary lead with the clock stopped quite frequently. Leonard Brown’s three-pointer with under five minutes to play brought the visitors to within three at 59-56.

 

Stephen F. Austin (3-5) took its first lead of the evening at 61-59 with just over two minutes left when Shreveport native Josh Porter nailed a three-pointer from the corner after gathering a loose ball. The Lumberjacks pushed their advantage to four points before Moragne hit a baseline jumper to cut the deficit in half with 43.8 ticks on the clock. After a pair of SFA free throws, Tyrone Hamilton found the net on his three-point attempt with 27 seconds remaining to bring the game to 68-67. The freshman hit his second consecutive trifecta 12 seconds later after two more Lumberjack free throws to knot the game at 70 apiece.

 

With time running out, SFA’s Marcus Clark took control of the ball and drove down the left side of the lane. As he left his feet, Centenary’s Chad Maclies attempted to take a charge, sending both players falling to the court. Clark managed to release his shot on the way down, and after touching both the backboard and the rim, the shot fell. Maclies was called for the foul with 3.6 seconds left and Clark made good on the free throw to complete the three-point play. Maclies tossed up a desperation three-pointer that landed amiss as time expired to close out the loss.

 

For the game, Stephen F. Austin converted on 24-of-33 free throw attempts compared to just 11-of-15 for Centenary. The Gents allowed the Lumberjacks too many second chances as 17 of SFA’s 39 boards were off of the offensive glass. Both teams shot the ball well with Stephen F. Austin finishing at 43.4 percent from the field while Centenary shot at a 49 percent clip.

Moragne led Centenary with a career-high 20 points on 6-of-9 from the field and 7-of-9 from the charity stripe. Maclies did not attempt his first shot of the game until the 2:05 mark of the first half, but finished with 18 points nonetheless. Hamilton ended his night with 14 points on 4-of-7 from downtown.

 

Anthony Paez led SFA with 19 points before fouling out. Porter and Taylor Moore each contributed 14 points in the win while Clark used the final play of the game to get to 11 points. Brown chipped in with 10 points to end the Lumberjack’s three-game skid.