Gents See 91-58 Fall in Final Road Contest
Sunday, February 13, 2011
KANSAS CITY, MO-The Centenary men's basketball team wasn't able to respond to the hot-shooting Kangaroos, dropping its final road contest, 91-58, to UMKC on Saturday evening.

The Gents (0-27, 0-15 Summit) had three players record 12 points as freshmen Logan Lowery, Aaron Harwell and sophomore Jeron Trotman each led the way offensively.

UMKC went up 9-1 to open the contest, before Centenary scored its first field goal at the 17:45 mark on a layup by freshman Andrew Rebol. The Kangaroos began their sharp shooting early with an 11-3 run, which included two court-length dunks.

Lowery's three ended the run, but five of the next six possessions resulted in a made three-pointer as UMKC gained a 16-point advantage (32-16) with 12 minutes left in the opening half.

Centenary put together its best run of the night with 10 unanswered points to narrow the score to nine (35-26), which included five points from Harwell and jumpers by Lowery and freshman Jonathan Blount.

Despite a strong run and narrowing the score to single digits, Centenary gave way to a 12-0 run to UMKC, which helped extend its lead 47-26. The Gents finished with eight points on four layups by Lowery, Trotman and two from junior Maxx Nakwaasah, but the Kangaroos stayed hot from deep to lead 54-34 at half.

Trotman's inside game helped the Gents to open the second half as he scored the first five points for Centenary. Though, UMKC continued to knock down the open shots to pull ahead 71-46 midway through the final half.

Centenary shot 41 percent (22-54) from the field, but connected on just 2-of-11 for 18 percent from behind the three-point line. The Gents made 55 percent (12-22) from the charity stripe.

Behind Trotman, Lowery and Harwell in scoring was Nakwaasah with six and freshman Quin Cooper with five.

UMKC drained 15 treys for 50 percent and shot 51 percent (32-56) from the field. The Kangaroos were led by Jay Couisnard with 21 points and Trinity Hall with 20.

Centenary was out rebounded, 38 to 26.

The Gents will be back in action on Tuesday when Oral Roberts comes to the Gold Dome. Tip-off is set for 7 pm CT.