Gents edged by Colorado College
Friday, February 8, 2013

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Despite outshooting and holding a rebounding advantage, the Centenary men’s basketball team were edged 65-61 on Friday evening at Colorado College. The Gents fall to 8-13 overall and 4-9 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference action while CC improves to 13-9 and 9-3 in conference play.

The Maroon and White even logged a 14-point advantage in bench scoring, but it wasn’t enough to earn its second win in the last three outings. The Tigers outscored Centenary 11-7 in points off turnovers and held a 16-9 advantage in second chance points.

Brooks Pawsat led the Gents with 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in the setback while Jonathan Blount chimed in 12 points.

The Gents opened the contest with a 16-5 run eight minutes into the contest and held the 11 point lead on a couple different occasions during the opening 20 minutes. However, the margin began to slip during the waning minutes of the half as Colorado College posted a 10-2 run. The spurt couldn’t overcome the Gents lead as Centenary took a 31-28 advantage into the break.

The Maroon and White held the narrow margin until Colorado College took its first lead of the second half and first since the opening minutes as Tyler Jonas completed a three-point play with 10:56 remaining.

The two squads exchanged leads over the next 10 minutes until with under a minute to play the Tigers grabbed the advantage on a Justin Berardino 3-pointer. Colorado College would hit four of their final six free throws down the stretch to hold on for the win.

Chris Lesnansky posted a game leading 17 points for the Black and Gold while Ian Rewoldt added 13 points.

Centenary closes out the road swing against Colorado College tomorrow at 9 p.m. central.