Gents Travel to Wichita State
Sunday, November 23, 2008

SHREVEPORT – After having traveled across several states last week, the Centenary men’s basketball team will look for its second win of the season in Wichita, Kansas, as they prepare to battle the Wichita State Shockers on Monday evening for a 7:05 p.m. tip off.

Centenary (1-3) enters Monday’s game against WSU after suffering a heartbreaking loss to instate rival Northwestern State University, 69-66, on Friday afternoon. Junior guard Chase Adams led the way for the Maroon and White with 20 points and five assists. Sophomore teammate Gary Redus netted 17 points, while senior Nick Stallings added 16 and pulled down 12 boards, his first double-double of the season.

Prior to the game against NSU, the Gents picked up an 81-77 win over Troy University on Friday in the LSU Classic. It marked the first win this season for the Gents under head coach Greg Gary.

In that game, Stallings had a season high 31 points, while Redus added 21 off the bench and sophomore Anthony Gatlin chipped in with 10 and three blocked shots. As a team, Centenary shot an impressive 53.6 percent from the floor as well as knocking down 12-of-14 from the charity stripe.

Wichita State (1-1) enters this match up after suffering a 66-63 loss to Summit League opponent UMKC on Wednesday of last week. For the Shockers, Ramon Clemente led the way with 11 points while pulling down 17 boards, AJ Hawkins and Toure Murry each had 11 as well.

Wichita State holds an all-time record of 2-1 over Centenary from 1948 to 1999. They have not met on the hardwood since 1999, when the Shockers took a 53-40 win over the Gents.

Again, both the Shockers and Gents look for their second win of the season before heading into short-lived holiday break. Following Monday’s game, the Gents will travel back to Baton Rouge to play its second weekend of the Men’s LSU Classic.

Wichita State and Centenary’s game can be heard locally on KSCL 91.3 FM and viewed as live stats on www.goshockers.com.