2006-07 Men's Basketball News
June 21, 2007
SHREVEPORT - Centenary men's basketball coach Rob Flaska today officially announced the Gents' 2007-08 hoops schedule. The docket includes the continuation of several series rivalries in addition to several road trips against top-notch competition. Flaska also announced that Centenary will play in the CenturyTel Center twice during the upcoming season, which includes a trip to the Shreveport-Bossier area by legendary coach Bobby Knight and the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
June 13, 2007
SHREVEPORT - Centenary men's basketball coach Rob Flaska has announced the hiring of assistant coaches Adam Walsh and Joe Nagy. The two coaches have already joined the Gents staff and fill the positions vacated by former assistants Bobby Taylor and Jud Kinne.
May 31, 2007
SHREVEPORT - Centenary head men's basketball coach Rob Flaska has announced that the Gents will host cross-town NAIA national power LSU-Shreveport in an exhibition to kick off the 2007-08 season. The game will be played on November 6th in the Gold Dome beginning at 7:30 p.m.
March 4, 2007
Centenary vs Oral Roberts (03/04/07 at Tulsa, Okla. (UMAC))
February 24, 2007
Centenary vs IUPUI (02-24-07 at Indianapolis, Ind. (The Jungle))
February 22, 2007
Centenary vs Oakland (02/22/07 at Rochester, Mich. (O'Rena))
February 17, 2007
Chicago State vs Centenary (2/17/07 at Shreveport, LA (Gold Dome))
February 17, 2007
Centenary Season Statistics
February 10, 2007
UMKC vs Centenary (2/10/07 at Shreveport, LA (Gold Dome))
February 8, 2007
Southern Utah vs Centenary (2/8/07 at Shreveport, LA (Gold Dome))
February 3, 2007
Centenary vs Valparaiso (2/3/07 at Valparaiso, Ind. (ARC))
February 1, 2007
Official Basketball Box Score
January 27, 2007
Oakland vs Centenary (1/27/07 at Shreveport, LA (Gold Dome))
January 25, 2007
IUPUI vs Centenary (1/25/07 at Shreveport, LA (Gold Dome))
January 20, 2007
Oral Roberts vs Centenary (1/20/07 at Shreveport, LA (Gold Dome))
January 14, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Larry Logan finished with 12 points in the loss to Southern Utah CEDAR CITY, Utah -- Nurudeen Adepoju and Justin Allen led Southern Utah University (11-7, 1-2) to a 78-57 victory over the Centenary men’s basketball team (7-12, 1-3) Saturday at Centrum Arena, on the campus of Southern Utah. Adepoju and Allen combined to score 49 of the Thunderbirds’ 78 points Saturday. The story of the night was Adepoju. Averaging 9.2 ppg. heading into Saturday’s contest, the 6-foot-5 junior forward notched 24 points in single-handily extending a nine-point Thunderbird lead at the intermission into a 17-point Gents’ deficit with his deft shooting from the outside. After hitting a three-pointer from the corner less than two minutes into the second half, making it a 14-point Southern Utah lead, Adepoju would follow that with two more three’s and a running jumper to give the Thunderbirds almost a 20-point lead. Adepoju scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half, hitting 5-of-6 three-pointers and 8-of-12 shots from the floor. The junior forward’s shooting in the second half is just a general illustration of the marksmanship of the Thunderbirds early. Southern Utah was perfect from the floor for the first eight minutes of the second half, taking a 56-40 lead after a jumper by senior guard Steve Barnes. In the second half, the Thunderbirds shot an amazing 70 percent from the floor, hitting 71.4 percent of its three-point shots. When not going with the outside shot of Adepoju, the Thunderbirds went with the drive of Allen. Leading all players with 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting, Allen found success releasing on Centenary turnovers, finishing the game with numerous fastbreak conversion dunks. To their credit, the Gents turned what could have been an early blowout into a one-point lead midway through the first half. Down 17-5 and struggling on the offensive end in the first 10 minutes of the game, Centenary w
January 11, 2007
Files associated with this release: Box Score Quotes Tyrone Hamilton had 24 points in Thursday's loss KANSAS CITY -- Centenary (7-11, 1-2) fell 80-75 to UMKC (7-11, 2-0) Thursday at Municipal Auditorium in Mid-Continent Conference action. Falling late, the Gents staged a 19-point comeback in the second half, having a chance to win the game with just over a minute remaining. Trailing by three after two UMKC free throws, Gents sophomore guard Tyrone Hamilton (Shreveport, La./B.T. Washington) had a chance to tie the game with less than 30 seconds remaining in the contest. Hamilton, who led the Gents with 24 points in the game, broke to the corner in front of the Centenary bench and spotted up for the game-tying three with 16 seconds left on the clock. With all dramatics lying with the Gents, after making up almost a 20-point deficit, the shot just didn’t fall for Hamilton. Following Hamilton’s three-point attempt, senior Alexander Starr (Dallas/Paris JC) grabbed the offensive rebound, but couldn’t convert the layup to make it a one-point game with under 10 seconds remaining. The Gents were forced to foul following the two missed opportunities and fell by five with time expiring on the clock. Frustrated with his team’s play in the first half, which ended with the Gents trailing by 16, Centenary head coach Rob Flaska made a simple statement that summed up the night for his team. "Bottom line is, we couldn’t make shots and we couldn’t get stops," Flaska said. Centenary trailed by 16 at the half due to the tremendous shooting of UMKC guard Quinton Day. At times appearing as if he couldn’t miss in the first half, Day found his groove behind the three-point line, hitting 4-of-6 shots from beyond the arc and finishing the opening half with 18 points. Through Day, who led all players with 26 points in the UMKC win, the Kangaroos hit 53.1 percent of its shots in the opening half, compared to 34.4 percent for the Gents. Trailing by 16 a
January 4, 2007
Valparaiso vs Centenary (1/4/07 at Gold Dome (Shreveport, La.))
January 2, 2007
Centenary vs Baylor (01-02-07 at Waco, Texas (Ferrell Center))
December 30, 2006
Centenary vs Texas State (12/30/06 at Strahan Coliseum - San Marcos, Texas)
December 28, 2006
Centenary vs Texas (12/28/06 at Austin, Texas (Erwin Center))
December 21, 2006
Louisiana Tech vs Centenary (12/21/06 at Bossier City, LA (CenturyTel Center))
December 18, 2006
Files associated with this release: Box Score Alexander Starr led the Gents with 17 points against Georgia Tech ATLANTA -- The No. 2 offense in the Atlantic Coast Conference proved its worth Monday, as Georgia Tech (7-3) earned a 92-52 win over the Centenary men’s basketball team (4-7) at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Four players scored in double figures for the Yellow Jackets Monday. Averaging 84.3 points per game, Georgia Tech exploded to its largest margin of victory thus far this season. Led by freshman phenom Thaddeus Young, who led all players with 21 points, Georgia Tech took a 28-point lead into the locker room at the half, shooting 58.3 percent in the first half and owning a seven-to-zero advantage over the Gents from the three-point line in the first half. Centenary could not recover from such a large deficit in the second half, losing its third-straight game. In handing Centenary its largest loss of the season, the Yellow Jackets held a superior advantage both on the boards and in the paint, outrebounding the Gents 40-25 and shooting almost 50 percent from the three-point line for the game. The Yellow Jackets commanded the run of play from the opening tip, taking an 11-point lead after a three by junior guard Anthony Morrow with 13:36 left in the first half. Tech would not surrender the double-digit lead following Morrow’s three, showing balanced scoring and hitting timely shots. Following the half, the Gents could not make up any ground early, still trailing by 28 points following the first media timeout. The Yellow Jackets would have an answer to every Centenary basket early in the second half, snapping a two-game losing streak with Monday’s win. Hitting 9-of-16 shots, Young also added six assists to his 21 points, standing as the fourth-leading freshman scorer in the highly-respected ACC. Joining Young in double figures, Lewis Clinch, Javaris Crittenton, along with Morrow all had 14 points with Crittenton and Morrow each hitting four
December 16, 2006
SMU vs Centenary (12/16/06 at Gold Dome (Shreveport, La.))
December 9, 2006
Centenary vs Texas Tech (12/9/06 at Lubbock, Texas (United Spirit Arena))
December 2, 2006
Nicholls State vs Centenary (12/2/06 at Shreveport, LA ( Gold Dome ))
November 28, 2006
Centenary vs Northwestern State (11/28/06 at Natchitoches, LA)
November 25, 2006
Wiley College vs Centenary (11/25/06 at Shreveport, LA (Gold Dome))
November 19, 2006
Centenary vs Rhode Island (11/19/06 at BP Top of The World Classic Game # 11)
November 18, 2006
Southeast Missouri vs Centenary (11/18/06 at BP Top of the World Classic Game 6)
November 17, 2006
Centenary vs Utah State (11/17/06 at BP Top of The World Classic Game # 3)
November 14, 2006
Files associated with this release: Box Score Postgame Quotes Larry Logan Alexander Starr SHREVEPORT, La. -- Led by five players scoring in double figures, the Centenary men’s basketball team (1-1) captured its first win of the 2006-07 season, defeating Texas State University (1-1), 91-85, Tuesday at the Gold Dome. Playing in its home-opener, Centenary never trailed throughout the entire 40-minute contest, extending to a 21-point lead midway through the first half. Relentless defense in the paint and missed shots by the Bobcats paved the way for the large lead for Centenary, going on a 11-0 run early in the first half to build a 15-2 lead on Texas State. Although Centenary held a double-digit advantage throughout the majority the first half, successive baskets by the Bobcats just before intermission cut into the Gents' lead, foreshadowing a close second half, according to Centenary head coach Rob Flaska . "They’re (Texas State) a team that’s not going to quit. I knew that the outcome could be like that because I could see that our effort wasn’t there at the end of the first half like at the beginning of the game," Flaska said. Minutes into the second half, Gents senior forward Larry Logan (Kalamazoo, Mich./Owens CC) got Centenary off to an empathic start with a dunk off a lob by sophomore Tyrone Hamilton (Shreveport/Booker T. Washington) . Logan led the Gents with 20 points, getting the majority of his points in the paint, going 7-for-8 from the floor. The two teams traded baskets through the first seven minutes of the second half, with Texas State unable to come within 12 points of the Gents. After two missed free throws by Centenary forward Jerrald Bonham (Plano, Texas/Plano West) , Texas State junior Brent Holder spotted up from the three-point line, drilling the shot to cut the deficit to less than 10 points for the first time since the 15:09 mark of the first half. Holder followed his three-pointer with a layup off a turnover
November 11, 2006
Centenary Gents vs TCU Horned Frogs (11-11-06 at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX)