Gents Fall to IUPUI 75-53
Saturday, January 22, 2005

Jarmorrow Moragne

Tyrone Hamilton

Chad Maclies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Centenary men’s basketball team dropped it’s tenth consecutive game of the year, falling 75-53 to IUPUI.  The Gents surrendered a 12-2 run early in the first half to give the Jaguars a double-digit lead just over seven minutes into the game.  The loss is the sixth of the year in the Mid-Continent Conference for the Gents, who remain winless in league play this season.


            Jarmorrow Moragne led the Gents with 19 points on 4-of-5 shooting from three-point range.  He was joined by Tyrone Hamilton with 18 and Chad Maclies with a season-low eight points.  Maclies grabbed a team-high six rebounds.


            Centenary led early in the game, up by two in a game that had the makings of a back-and-forth thriller.  A jumper by George Hill tied the game at the 17:05 mark, sparking a 12-2 run by the Jaguars.  A Maclies field goal accounted for the only Gents points during the six and a half minute run.


            The Jaguars shot 61.5 from the floor in the first half, including going 4-of-6 from downtown, to enter the break with an 18-point lead.  The Gents weren’t shy about shooting the ball either, taking only four less shots than IUPUI.  Centenary shot 40.9 from the floor, but converted only 12.5 of their eight three point attempts.


            The second half didn’t help the Gents much as their shooting percentage dropped as their attempts increased.  Centenary shot 34.5 percent  from the floor in the second frame compared to IUPUI’s 56 percent.  Shots from behind the arc came more easily for the Gents though, hitting 7-of-13.


            Kevin Taylor provided quality minutes off the bench for the Gents.  The 5-9 Shreveport native pulled down three rebounds while nabbing a trio steals on the night.  He scored two points in 25 minutes on the hardwood.


            Maclies, normally stone-cold from the charity stripe, shot only 28.5 percent, a far cry from the 82.8 percent that placed his second in the Mid-Con coming into the game.  Moragne, sixth in the conference at 77.8 percent, hit 3-4 from the line.


            The Gents stay on the road to face UMKC in Kansas City, Mo. On Monday, January 24.  Centenary lost a close game at home against the Kangaroos 70-66 on January 8.  Tip off is set for 7 p.m.