Gents Drop Ninth Straight, Fall to Southern Utah 63-54
Thursday, January 20, 2005

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Chad Maclies

SHREVEPORT – The Centenary men’s basketball team lost it’s ninth consecutive game of the season 63-54 to visiting Southern Utah.  Chad Maclies’ fourth double-double of the season wasn’t enough to get the Gents their first Mid-Continent Conference win of the season or end the team’s four-game losing streak after winning 20 straight in the Gold Dome.


            Maclies led all scorers with 21 and rebounders with 13.  The Mid-Con’s leading scorer has scored at least 20 points in each of the Gents last four games and in five of the last six.


            Centenary entered the break leading by a pair but surrendered a 14-2 run to the Thunderbirds through the first 10 minutes of the second half.  Southern Utah never looked back, holding the Gents to 35 percent shooting in the second period while hitting 48.1 percent of their shots from the floor in the second frame.


            DeAngelo Newsom recorded a double-double of his own, tallying 17 points and 12 boards, both team-highs for the Thunderbirds.  Tim Gainey added 15 points and eight rebounds off the bench for Southern Utah.


            The first half was a see-saw battle for the two teams, with the lead changing four times and both squads putting up almost identical numbers.  Centenary shot 40 percent from the floor to Southern Utah’s 39.3 percent and both teams hit 20 percent of their shots from downtown.  The Thunderbirds narrowly edged the Gents from the charity stripe, converting 75 percent of their free throws compared to 73.3 percent for the home team.


            Centenary travels to Indianapolis to face IUPUI on Saturday as part of a double header with the Ladies.  The Gents and the Jaguars split their meetings last year, both winning at home.  Tip off is set for 7 p.m.