IPFW Drops Gents 71-52
Saturday, January 12, 2008

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The Centenary men’s basketball team struggled to find its shooting touch on Saturday while IPFW placed six players in double figures. The combination led to the Gents sixth consecutive loss as the Maroon and White came out on the short side of the 71-52 score.


Centenary (7-10, 1-4 Summit) shot just 35.8 percent for the night, including 23.8 percent from the three-point line in dropping its fourth straight Summit League contest. The backcourt tandem of juniors Tyrone Hamilton and Nick Stallings entered the game averaging a combined 35 points per game, but were held to just 11 total points by the Mastodons. Hamilton managed nine points on 4-of-17 shooting from the field and 0-of-8 from deep, while Stallings finished with just two points and no rebounds in 30 minutes of action.


IPFW (6-11, 3-3 Summit) shot exactly 50 percent from the floor and used a balanced offensive effort to sink the Gents. Chris Perkins had 16 points off the bench, two more players tallied 11 points and three more contributed 10 points in the victory.


Everything looked good for Centenary early as the Gents led 9-1 five minutes into the game. Still winning 18-13 with just over eight minutes to go in the opening half, Centenary allowed IPFW to embark on a 15-3 run that resulted in a seven-point deficit for the Gents, who would never recover.


Lance Hill was the only Centenary player to reach double figures. The junior converted 6-of-11 shots and 6-of-7 free throws for 19 points to go with a team-high five boards.


The Gents will return to the court next when they host Western Illinois in the Gold Dome on Thursday at 7 p.m.