Gents Fall to #15 Texas 97-52
Wednesday, December 22, 2004

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Chad Maclies

AUSTIN, Tex.- With five players scoring in double figures, Texas used sharp shooting and a discernable size advantage to defeat the visiting Gents 97-52.  The Longhorns shot 62 percent from the floor while scoring 44 points in the paint to down Centenary for the second consecutive season.


            Kevin Taylor led the Gents with 14 points coming off the bench on four-of-five shooting from behind the arc.  He was joined in double-digits by Andre Lowe’s career-high 10 and Chad Maclies’ 12.  Both Lowe and Maclies chipped in with five rebounds apiece.


            Texas scored a quick six in the first half before Tyrone Hamilton’s three, followed by Maclies’ first points, pulled the Gents within one.  Centenary couldn’t keep up, however, and fell to a 17-8 disadvantage.  Host Texas put the brakes on the Centenary offensive output, holding them to 20 percent from the floor in the first period.  The Gents went scoreless for two separate five-minute spans and entered the break 42-12.


            Centenary turned up the heat coming out of the locker room, more than tripling their offensive output from the first stanza.  Taylor scored all his points in the second half as the Gents drastically improved their shooting, dropping 46 percent of their shots.


            The Gents travel to Louisiana-Monore on December 28 for their second-to-last non-conference game before starting Mid-Con play.  Centenary downed the Indians in the Gold Dome 84-82 in an overtime thriller earlier this season on December 11.  Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.