Blount surpasses 1,000-point plateau; Gents improve to 4-1
Saturday, December 14, 2013
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Centenary (La.) (4-1)
12/14/2013 | Shreveport, La. (Gold Dome) | Attendance: 133
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Open Bible Coll.363773
Centenary (La.)454893
Stats at a GlanceOBCCENT
FG Percentage.373 (25-67) .492 (31-63)
3P FG Percentage.292 (7-24) .222 (4-18)
FT Percentage.696 (16-23) .750 (27-36)
Offensive Rebounds1417
Defensive Rebounds2233
Total Rebounds3650
Turnovers1615
Steals56
Bench Points2942
Statistical LeadersOBCCENT
PointsTrey Lindsey - 23
Kendall Demouchet - 19
ReboundsEvan Ligon - 10
James Sapp - 12
Kendall Demouchet - 12
AssistsTrey Lindsey - 4
Jonathan Blount - 5
StealsDarrios Boggas - 2
Caden Cheramie - 3
BlocksDarrios Boggas - 1
Evan Ligon - 1
Kendall Demouchet - 4

SHREVEPORT, La. – Jonathan Blount surpassed the 1,000 career point plateau as the Centenary men’s basketball team improved to 4-1 on the season following a 93-73 victory over Open Bible College on Saturday evening.

Blount, who exceeded the career benchmark early in the second half on a three-pointer, finished the night with 18 points. The Shreveport, La., native now has 1,004 points in his career and is the 31st Gent to reach the feat.

The 93 points is the most since Jan. 16, 2012 when the Gents scored 95 in a win over East Texas Baptist in the Gold Dome.

Newcomers Kendall Demouchet and James Sapp tallied double-doubles. Demouchet paced the Maroon and White with 19 points as Sapp tallied 16 points to lead a bench that scored 42 points on the night. The duo each grabbed 12 rebounds to tie for the top spot on the team.

Centenary, which scored 26 points off turnovers, took advantage of the inside the entire contest recording 48 points in the paint.

After leading by nine points at the intermission, the Gents saw their advantage dip to as few as five points at the midway point of the second stanza, 67-62, but a 6-1 run pushed the lead back out to double digits for good. Centenary grabbed its largest lead of the contest 91-67 with less than two minutes to play off a three-pointer from Brandon Campbell.

The Gents shot 49.2-percent from the field in the contest - marking the third outing of 49 percent or higher from the floor and the fourth over 40 percent this season. Centenary also connected on 27 of 36 (75 percent) shots from the charity stripe the fourth time on the campaign they have shot 75 percent or higher.

The Bruins connected 37 percent of its shots from the floor – the second lowest field goal percent for an opposing team this season. The Maroon and White held LeTourneau to just fewer than 32 percent in its last outing.

Centenary returns to action on Tuesday, Dec. 17 as the Gents travel to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Tip is slated for 7 p.m.