Gents Look to Reach .500 Against Nicholls State
Friday, December 1, 2006




Coach Rob Flaska

SHREVEPORT—The Centenary men’s basketball team is becoming known around the Mid-Continent Conference as a scoring team after leading the league in scoring through the first several weeks of the season. However, the Gents used defense to take a 69-59 win over UALR Thursday and the team has a chance to even its record at 4-4 against Nicholls State on Saturday.

 

Centenary (3-4) is playing well right now having lost a three-point game to Northwestern State in Natchitoches on Tuesday and defeating the Trojans of UALR. NSU is picked to win the Southland Conference and the Gents showing on the road opened the eyes of area basketball fans.

 

Tyrone Hamilton is emerging as the offensive catalyst for the Gents and poured in 39 points over the last two games. Larry Logan has been steady with his team-leading 13.9 points per contest average and 6.3 rebounds a game for Centenary.

 

Stefan Blaszczynski just returned from injury for Nicholls State (0-8) and is averaging 24 points in his two games with the team. Adonis Gray is providing 17.9 ppg for the Colonels who also boast two other players with double-digit scoring averages (Aaron Scott, 11.9 ppg and Ryan Bathie, 10.5 ppg).

 

Centenary leads the all-time series 5-2, but it was Nicholls State who took last year’s meeting 89-80. The Colonels simply outshot the Gents from the floor 56 percent to 42 percent as nearly every other statistical measurement was even between the two teams.

 

Tip time is set for 2 p.m. in the Gold Dome on Saturday. The game can be heard locally in the Shreveport-Bossier Area on KSCL 91.3 FM and over the internet at www.SportsJuice.com.