Gents Suffer 60-46 Road Loss at ULM
Sunday, December 12, 2010
MONROE, La.-The Centenary men's basketball team suffered a 60-46 road loss at ULM on Saturday evening in non-conference action.

The Gents (0-11) weren't able to ever gain a solid offensive momentum and challenge the Warhawks (3-7), producing only 19 points in the first half.

Centenary was led by sophomore Jeron Trotman with 12 points and eight rebounds, while classmate Leo Davis added 10 points on three treys. Freshman Aaron Harwell and junior Maxx Nakwaasah each contributed with six points.

Trotman scored the first four points for Centenary and freshman Logan Lowery drained his first shot to give the Gents a lead at 6-4. Centenary extended its early advantage on a three off the hands of freshman Jonathan Blount.

However, it was a ULM 12-0 run and a stretch of missed offensive opportunities by the Gents that gave them a nine-point (20-11) lead. Centenary would quickly respond with a 6-of-6 effort from Bount, Trotman and Harwell from the free throw line to pull within three at 20-17 with 2:45 left to play.

Freshman Quin Cooper sank a jumper with 39 seconds remaining after ULM scored four straight to make it a 24-19 game at half.

A strong opening to the second half propelled the Gents to its first lead since 10:10 in the first half, as they went up 31-29. Davis fired off two treys, while Harwell connected on two jumpers, along with a mid-range shot from Nakwassah.

ULM would rebound and regain its lead (38-31) after a 7-1 run. Trotman remained strong from the free throw line, hitting both attempts for a four-point (38-34) game midway through the half.

Fouls began to cause problems for Centenary as ULM scored seven unanswered points to up its lead to 45-34 with six minutes left.

Davis' three narrowed the score to 10 (46-37), but the Warhawks jumped out to a 14-point advantage (51-37) before Nakwaasah finished off a three-point play.

Down 52-41 with 2:45 play, Centenary was forced to foul in order to regain possession, but ULM hit eight final charity shots to finish 14 points better than Centenary.

Centenary finished the night at 34 percent (15-44) from the floor and just 52 percent (12-23) from the free throw line.

ULM shot slightly better at 39 percent (20-51). The Warhawks received 27 points from Hugh Mingo.

The Gents were out rebounded, 39 to 30. Behind Trotman's eight boards was Nakwaasah with five.

Centenary was forced into 18 turnovers to ULM's 15.

Following a break for a week to prepare for semester finals, Centenary will return to action on Saturday, Dec. 18 at Big East Marquette in a 1 pm contest in Milwaukee, Wisc.