Strong, second half leads Centenary to impressive SCAC win
Friday, January 10, 2014
Centenary (La.) (6-6, 0-2 SCAC)
University of Dallas (6-5, 1-0 SCAC)
1/10/2014 | Maher Athletic Center (Irving, Texas) | Attendance: 187
Centenary (La.)324779
University of Dallas342862
Stats at a GlanceCENTUDMB1314
FG Percentage.589 (33-56) .453 (24-53)
3P FG Percentage.500 (8-16) .375 (6-16)
FT Percentage.833 (5-6) .615 (8-13)
Offensive Rebounds1210
Defensive Rebounds2110
Total Rebounds3320
Bench Points2925
Statistical LeadersCENTUDMB1314
PointsJonathan Blount - 15
Ross Davidson - 18
ReboundsJairus Browning - 9
Nate Wilson - 4
Blaine Blackburn - 4
AssistsJairus Browning - 7
Kym Malone - 4
StealsJairus Browning - 2
Caden Cheramie - 2
Ross Davidson - 2
BlocksKendall Demouchet - 2

IRVING, Texas – The Centenary men’s basketball team placed five players in double figures and outscored the University of Dallas 47-28 in the second half en route to a 79-62 victory to open Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference action on Friday evening. The Gents move to 6-5 overall and 1-0 in the conference with the win while the Crusaders fall to 6-6 and 0-2 in league play.

Jonathan Blount led the scorers with 15 points. Kendall Demouchet added 13 points with 12 coming from Caden Cheramie. Brandon Campbell supplied 12 from the bench along with Brooks Pawsat.

The feat mark the second time this season that the Centenary quintet has accomplished the feat. The first came against Rust College five days ago.

The Maroon and White shot a season-best 58.9 percent from the field including a clip of 76 in the second half. The Gents connected on 8 of 16 shots from behind the arc –also a season-best - including an astounding 7 for 9 (77.8%) in the second stanza. Centenary also shot a season-best 83.3 percent from the charity stripe.

Blount and Demouchet provided most of their point totals during the second 20-minutes, Blount, who moved to 26th all-time in scoring with 1,132 points and is 15 points away from catching Jamar Comeaux’s mark of 1,147, tallied 13 points in the half. Demouchet compiled 10 of his 13 points also in the second period – marking his sixth game in double figures.

Centenary, after trailing by two at the half, opened the second half up with a furious 22-8 run to capture a 54-42 lead with just less than 12 minutes left in the contest. The Gents continued to add pressure to the Blue and White as a Blount fast break layup grabbed the squad its largest lead of the affair at 77-55 with 2:21 remaining.

Ross Davidson led UD with 18 points while Michael Sarrat supplied 10 points off the bench. The Crusaders finished the night shooting 45 percent from the floor and 37 percent from behind the arc.

Centenary returns to action on Sunday, Jan. 12 as the Gents face Colorado College. Tip is slated for Noon in Colorado, Springs, Colo.