Gents come up short in SCAC opener
Friday, November 30, 2012 | by Jesi Wilcox

SHREVEPORT- Without their leading scorer, Jonathan Blount, who averages 24.5 points a game, the Gents fell tonight in a close game with the Trinity Tigers 64-56.

The first half was slow for the Gents (3-2) as they allowed Trinity (3-3) to go on 13-0 run, going 7 minutes without scoring a basket. The Gents stopped the streak at the 5:44 minute mark and returned the favor by outscoring the Tigers 14-4 to get back in the game. A series of 3 point shots at the end of the half helped the Gents to reduce the deficit, putting them just behind the Tigers at halftime with a score of 33-25.

The Tigers were very active offensively, pulling down 20 offensive rebounds. The Gents picked up their game in the second half, improving 8.8 percent from the field compared to the first half, ending the game at 32.3 percent.

Caden Cheramie stepped it up for the Gents by matching his season high of 16 points, scoring double digits for the third time this season. Brett Bell, Donovan Williams, and JaColby Hardin-Crawford all contributed 8 points apiece. Brett Bell also had a team high of 9 rebounds for the Gents.

The Gents return to action tomorrow night at 8pm to continue SCAC play against Southwestern University.