Gents suffer first SCAC setback
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Centenary (La.) (6-6/1-1 SCAC)
Colorado College (9-2/3-0 SCAC)
1/12/2014 | Colorado Springs, CO (Reid Arena) | Attendance: 208
Centenary (La.)294271
Colorado College334679
Stats at a GlanceCENTCCM
FG Percentage.358 (19-53) .529 (27-51)
3P FG Percentage.267 (4-15) .286 (4-14)
FT Percentage.784 (29-37) .840 (21-25)
Offensive Rebounds98
Defensive Rebounds1829
Total Rebounds2737
Bench Points1625
Statistical LeadersCENTCCM
PointsJonathan Blount - 22
Chris Lesnansky - 27
ReboundsJames Sapp - 6
Daniel Webb - 8
AssistsCaden Cheramie - 5
Justin Berardino - 3
StealsJonathan Blount - 4
Ryan Milne - 2
BlocksKendall Demouchet - 3
Daniel Webb - 1

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Centenary men’s basketball team dropped its first contest in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference action as the Gents (6-6, 1-1 SCAC) fell 79-71 at Colorado College on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers move to 9-2 and 3-0 in conference play.

A trio of players posted double-digits for the Maroon and White led by 22 from Jonathan Blount. Caden Cheramie added 16 with 10 points coming from Kendall Demouchet.

The Gents, which didn’t lead in the outing, found themselves down 18-8 early in the opening stanza. The Black and Gold held a double figure advantage on four different occasions in the first 20 minutes, but Centenary was able to cut the deficit to 33-29 at the half.

The Maroon and White shot 37 percent from the floor in the first half and connected on 10 of 11 from the charity stripe during the half. The Gents finished the game 35 percent from the field and 78 percent from the free throw line.

Colorado College opened the second half with a 12-2 run to extend its lead to 45-31 just less than 15 minutes to play. The Tigers held a double-digit lead a majority of the half – reaching their largest lead at the 5:40 mark at 65-48.

Centenary attempted a run at the Black and Gold cutting the deficit to 68-62 with just less than three minutes left in the contest and again with 1:30 to play, but couldn’t pull any closer.

Chris Lesnansky paced Colorado College with 27 points. Ryan Milne added 11 points with 10 coming from Justin Berardino.

The Tigers finished the contest with a 52.9 percentage from the field and 84 percent from the free throw line.

Centenary returns to action on Friday, Jan. 17 as the Gents travel to Trinity University. Tip is slated for 6 p.m.