Gents Look to Continue Winning Ways Against NDSU
Friday, December 7, 2007

SHREVEPORT—The Centenary men’s basketball team will continue Summit League play tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. hosting North Dakota State in the Gold Dome. The Gents look to continue their winning ways while riding a three-game win streak at home.

 

Centenary (6-3, 1-0 Summit) is coming off its conference opener with a victory over newcomer South Dakota State in the Gold Dome on Thursday. The Gents look for forward Lance Hill to continue his strong play of late.  The junior finished last night’s contest against SDSU draining all four three point attempts to go along with his career high 24 points and 11 rebounds.

 

The Gents will continue to depend on the consistent play of junior guards Nick Stallings and Tyrone Hamilton. Hamilton currently leads the team with an average of 18.6 ppg, ranking sixth among conference leaders, while Stallings is close behind with 17.3 ppg, ranking ninth in conference. Sophomore guard Chase Adams leads the Gents in assists and steals and ranks second in the conference in each category.

 

North Dakota State (4-5, 0-1 Summit) comes to town off of a loss in its conference opener to Oral Roberts. NDSU will play its first conference game against the Gents since joining The Summit League last summer.

 

The Bison are led offensively by conference scoring leader Ben Woodside and Brett Winkelman, who is fourth in The Summit League, with 23.1 ppg and 20.4 ppg, respectively. Woodside was held to a mere six points in Thursday’s 69-57 loss at Oral Roberts. Defensively, Winkelman leads NDSU, averaging eight rebounds a game, good enough for third in the conference standings.

 

Both Centenary and NDSU each carry a .464 field goal percentage on the season and are similar in many other statistical categories coming into tomorrow’s game. This contest will mark the first time ever these two teams have met on the hardwood.

 

Fans can hear all the action on the radio in the Shreveport-Bossier area on KSCL 91.3 FM or on the internet at www.GoCentenary.com. Live stats will also be available on the official Centenary Athletics website. For those who wish to watch the game, a live video feed can be purchased through The Summit League website, www.thesummitleague.org.