Gents Look to Get Back on Track Against Louisiana Tech
Wednesday, December 12, 2007

SHREVEPORT—The Centenary men’s basketball team saw its three-game win streak snapped in an overtime loss to North Dakota State on Saturday. The Gents will look to rebound with a victory against rival Louisiana Tech in the CenturyTel Center on Thursday at 7 p.m.


Centenary (6-4) is designated as the visitor for the game as both teams alternate home team status from year-to-year in the series. A win for the Gents over the Bulldogs would be big as they will be on the road for five of their next six games and eight of their next 11 overall after Thursday.


Centenary received outstanding play from guards Chase Adams and Nick Stallings in the disappointing loss to NDSU. Adams pumped in a career-high 28 points to go with nine rebounds, six assists, and five steals, while Stallings tied a career best with 28 points as well.


Overall the Gents offense is clicking on all cylinders, averaging a little over 80 points per game, led by Tyrone Hamilton’s 18.5 ppg. Stallings is close behind at 18.4 ppg and Lance Hill as elevated his scoring output this season to the tune of 12.6 ppg. Adams has come on strong lately and is almost averaging double digits as well with 9.9 ppg.


Louisiana Tech (1-6) is struggling to find itself under first-year coach Kerry Rupp. The Bulldogs have lost five consecutive games, including two to Arkansas-Pine Bluff and a lopsided 86-31 defeat to Texas Tech, a team Centenary defeated this season.


Louisiana Tech is averaging only 49.4 ppg and is lead by Kyle Gibson’s 12.3 ppg average. He also leads the team in rebounding at 7.7 boards per contest. The Bulldogs are shooting a meager 33.4% from the floor and 26.9% from the three-point line.


Centenary holds the all-time lead in the series 68-56 and won last year’s meeting in the CenturyTel Center by the score of 82-73.


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