A Flurry of Scoring Comes to Late for Gents
Friday, November 28, 2008

BATON ROUGE, La. – For most of Friday night, the Centenary men’s basketball team couldn’t find the bottom of the net, but in the last two and a half minutes, the Gents couldn’t be stopped. Centenary went on a 16-2 run, but the onslaught was a little too late, as the Gents fell 64-58 to LSU.  

The Gents came out firing in the half, but couldn’t get their offense to click, as they shot just 35 percent from the field (10-of-28). Leading Centenary in shooting was junior Chase Adams, who was 3-for-4 from the field, while senior Nick Stallings grabbed seven rebounds.

Down 11-2 to open the game, the Gents (1-5) did get the game within four on a layup by junior Jerrald Bonham, but they couldn’t get the game any closer. To close the first half LSU went on a 7-4 run.

The run continued for LSU (4-0) in the second and its defense was stingy, keeping Centenary scoreless for the first two and a half minutes. The Gents’ first bucket of the second 20 minutes was scored by Stallings on a 3-point field goal.

After cutting it to 13 on an Adams bunny with just under 15 minutes remaining, Centenary went on nearly a three minute scoring drought until a Stallings dunk. However, the streaky shooting continued for the Gents, as they went back on another cold streak, and didn’t hit another bucket until the 9:01 mark.

For the game, Stallings led the way with 17 points, while Adams added 16 and freshman David Perez scored a career-high 12 points. Cleaning up the glass for Centenary was Adams, who had nine boards.

The next action for the Gents will be on Saturday against Alcorn State, the game is slated to tip-off at 7 p.m. The contest between Centenary and the Braves can be heard on 91.3 KSCL and www.GoCentenary.com.