Gents season ends at SCAC Championship
Friday, February 22, 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

­­­­­SHERMAN, Texas. – The Centenary men’s basketball team’s season ended with a 74-67 decision to Southwestern in the opening day of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship. The loss marked the first to the Pirates this season for the Maroon and White. Centenary concludes the season at 9-15.

A trio of Gents scored in double figures led by Jonathan Blount’s 20 points. Caden Cheramie and JaColby Hardin-Crawford each added 15 points in the effort. Blount and Donovan Williams shared the team’s rebounding mark with seven each.

Centenary grabbed the lead early in the contest leading by as many as five points, but the Black and Gold answered quickly grabbing its first lead of the game at the 10:39 mark of the opening half.

The two squads alternated buckets over the next couple minutes, but SU grabbed another advantage with 8:03 to play before the break and quickly pushed the lead out to 12 points – its largest lead of the game on a layup by Chris Lee with 2:53 remaining in the half.

Centenary nipped at the deficit and cut the advantage to 36-29 at the half.

Both teams exchanged shots in the opening minutes of the second half and a couple of ties before the Gents behind two Williams’ free throws grabbed its first lead of the second stanza at the 6:38 mark at 55-54. The lead would be short lived as the Pirates regained their advantage behind buckets from Michael Cantu and Chase Kocher.

The Gents again tried to answer cutting the deficit to as few as three points the remainder of the way, but Southwestern wouldn’t relinquish the lead hitting 6-of-8 shots from the charity stripe to ice the contest.

Cantu finished the contest with 18 points to lead the way for SU as the only Pirate in double figures.