Lesnansky, Rewoldt lead Tigers past Centenary
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Centenary College (8-14, 4-10 SCAC)
Colorado College (14-9, 10-3 SCAC)
2/9/2013 | Colorado Springs, CO (Reid Arena) | Attendance: 239
Centenary College334679
Colorado College355388
Stats at a GlanceCCMBCCM
FG Percentage.431 (28-65) .422 (19-45)
3P FG Percentage.421 (8-19) .333 (4-12)
FT Percentage.600 (15-25) .821 (46-56)
Offensive Rebounds1310
Defensive Rebounds2131
Total Rebounds3441
Bench Points3622
Statistical LeadersCCMBCCM
PointsJonathan Blount - 21
Chris Lesnansky - 22
ReboundsBrett Bell - 10
Ian Rewoldt - 18
AssistsJairus Browning - 2
Ryan Milne - 4
StealsCaden Cheramie - 6
Ryan Milne - 3
BlocksLuke Winfield - 1
Tyler Jonas - 1

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Centenary men’s basketball team closed a five-game, road swing with an 88-79 loss at Colorado College on Saturday evening. The decision drops the Gents back to 8-14 on the campaign and 4-9 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. The Tigers improve to 14-9 and 10-3 in conference play.

The loss extends the Gents losing streak to three games and fourth during the road trip. Three of the stumbles were decided by single digits.

Jonathan Blount led the Maroon and White with 21 points with JaColby Hardin-Crawford chiming in 11 points. Brett Bell led the Gents on the glass with 10 rebounds.

Chris Lesnansky and Ian Rewoldt each scored 20-plus points and grabbed double digits rebounds for the Tigers. Lesnansky led with 22 points and 10 rebounds with Rewoldt adding 21 to go along with a team-best 18 boards. Ryan Milne recorded 13 points with Justin Berandino chiming in 10 points.

The Gents kept pace with Colorado College in the first half, including several leads throughout the stanza, but a Milne layup with seconds remaining before the break lifted the Tigers to a 35-33 lead at the intermission.

The Black and Gold opened the second half on a 15-7 run to take its first double-digit lead of the contest at 13:32 as Lesnansky hit the front end of a pair of free throws. Following a couple of free shots from Rewoldt, Berardino drained a 3-pointer to place the Tigers up 55-40 – their largest lead of the contest.

Centenary made runs at the deficit, pulling as close as five points with just over six minutes remaining, but couldn’t overcome the Tigers’ lead.

The Gents finished the night shooting 43 percent from the floor edging Colorado College’s 42 percent. The Maroon and White also hit 8 of its 19 shots (42%) from behind the arc compared to CC’s 33 percent. The Black and Gold went 46-56 from the free throw line while Centenary hit 15-of-25.

Centenary returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 16 as the Gents host Austin College in the regular season finale. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m.