Gents set sights on SCAC
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Centenary College (9-15)
Southwestern University (11-15)
2/22/2013 | Sherman, Texas (Hughey Gym) | Attendance: 150
Centenary College293867
Southwestern University363874
Stats at a GlanceCCMBSUM
FG Percentage.391 (18-46) .431 (22-51)
3P FG Percentage.235 (4-17) .333 (5-15)
FT Percentage.730 (27-37) .658 (25-38)
Offensive Rebounds710
Defensive Rebounds2624
Total Rebounds3334
Bench Points1928
Statistical LeadersCCMBSUM
PointsJonathan Blount - 20
Michael Cantu - 18
ReboundsJonathan Blount - 7
Donovan Williams - 7
Sean Myers - 6
AssistsIsaiah Whitaker - 2
Jairus Browning - 2
Nicholas Atiee - 2
Adrian Johnson - 2
Sean Myers - 2
Michael Cantu - 2
Daniel Mataya - 2
StealsIsaiah Whitaker - 1
Daniel Allen - 1
Donovan Williams - 1
Chase Kocher - 2
Nicholas Atiee - 2
Chris Lee - 2
BlocksSean Myers - 1

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary men’s basketball team opens day one of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship on Friday, Feb. 22 as the Gents face fourth-seeded Southwestern at 5 p.m. The tournament marks the first SCAC Championship for the Gents.

The Pirates are seeking the program’s first SCAC tournament win since 2009.

Friday’s contest marks the fourth affair between the two squads. Centenary has taken all three meetings this season outscoring the Black and Gold by a combined 51 points - an average of 17 points per game.

The Gents head into its first SCAC tournament after last-second heroics on Saturday. Jonathan Blount sank a pair of free throws with 0.01 left on the clock to claim a thrilling 73-72 victory over Austin College. The Shreveport, La., junior leads the SCAC in scoring with 21.1 points per game.

Head coach Adam Walsh will count on production from sophomore guard Caden Cheramie, who chips in with 8.1 points per game, and first-year forward Brett Bell, who averages 7.8 points while pulling down a team-best 7.6 rebounds per contest. Cheramie and Bell each ranked among the leaders in the conference in scoring while Bell’s rebounding average is second in the SCAC.

Southwestern dropped a 64-62 decision in its last outing to Colorado College. The loss was the first after two straight wins. Chase Kocher led the squad with 19 points marking his third consecutive game as the team’s leader in scoring.

Michael Cantu paces the Pirates in scoring. Cantu is averaging 9.3 points per game which ranks 11th in the SCAC. Travis Kurtz joins Cantu as one of the leading scorers for Southwestern. Kurtz is averaging 9.0 points per contest which ranks 14th in the conference.

The winner of the contest faces top-seeded Trinity on Saturday at 5 p.m.

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