Baylor Bombs Its Way to 85-62 Win Over Gents
Saturday, November 24, 2007

WACO, Texas—The Centenary men’s basketball team lost its second consecutive game this week in an 85-62 road loss at the hands of a tough Baylor team on Saturday. The Bears, who are off to a perfect 5-0 start and are receiving votes in the latest AP poll, connected on 12 three-point attempts to win their eighth consecutive non-conference tilt.

 

Centenary (3-3) trailed by just four points at 26-22 with nine minutes to play in the first half after a three-pointer from freshman Jamere King. Baylor responded with jumpers from Henry Dugat and Aaron Bruce along with a trey from Curtis Jerrells to make the deficit 11 for the Gents after the7-0 run. Centenary would trail 44-30 at halftime and would never get closer than 13 the rest of the way.

 

Baylor shot an above average 47.9 percent from the field, which included 42.9 percent (12-of-28) from behind the three-point arc. The Bears out-rebounded the Gents 46-34 and held Centenary’s leading scorer Tyrone Hamilton to just seven points on the night.

 

The Gents struggled with their shooting for the second time in as many games, converting on 36.1 percent of its field goal attempts. Both Hamilton and Nick Stallings went 3-of-11 from the field. Stallings finished with 10 points in the loss.

 

Baylor was led offensively by Dugat and LaceDarius Dunn, who were two of four Bears to reach double figures. Dugat and Dunn dropped in 17 points apiece.

 

Lance Hill paced Centenary with 14 points on 4-of-8 shooting, which included a pair of three-pointers, to go with a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line. Chase Adams chipped in with 11 points for the Gents.

 

Centenary will take to the court again on Tuesday when it hosts rival Northwestern State in the Gold Dome at 7:45 p.m.