Gents host Schreiner and Texas Lutheran
Thursday, January 23, 2014

SHREVEPORT, La. – After nine straight games on the road, the Centenary men’s basketball team returns to the confines of the Gold Dome for a pair of Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference contests this weekend against Texas Lutheran and Schreiner. The Gents open the slate on Friday, Jan. 24 against TLU with tip scheduled for 6 p.m. Centenary closes out the two-game span on Sunday, Jan. 26 against SU with tip slated for 1 p.m.

The Maroon and White enter the weekend sporting an even .500 record overall and in conference play after downing Southwestern University last Saturday 65-58. The victory snapped a two-game skid for the squad.

Centenary boasts the conference’s leading scorer in Jonathan Blount who is averaging 21.7 points per game. The Shreveport, La., native is one of two players in the conference averaging 20-plus points this season as Colorado College’s Ryan Milne has tallied 20.8 points per outing. Blount sits fourth in the conference in field goal percentage (50.6) and third in three-point percentage (49.2).

Kendall Demouchet paces the Gents on the glass with 5.5 rebounds per game which ranks eighth in the league. The SCAC’s leader in field goal percentage (52.8), ranks 15th in scoring with 10.8 points per game.

TLU is paced by Garrett Wilkins with 14.4 points per contest. Wilkins leads a trio of Bulldogs in double figures with Robert Watson averaging 11.7 and Jordan Kouremetis with 11.4 points per game – ranking 12th and 14th in the conference respectively. Troy Griffith leads the way on the glass averaging 6.2 rebounds which is fifth in the conference. Watson sits seventh on the list with 6.0 boards per outing.

AJ Myres is the third leading scorer in the conference with 19.5 points per contest. Myres is joined by his SU teammate Stevan Guerrero in double-digits averaging 15.4 points. Guerrero also ranks among the leaders in rebounds with 6.2 per game which is sixth in the SCAC.

Schreiner and Centenary enter the weekend as the top two shooting teams in the conference. SU sits atop with a 46.2-field goal percentage and 37.1 from behind the arc. The Gents are second on both lists with 44.5 percentage from the floor and a 36.7 3-point percentage. TLU is fifth in field goal percentage (42.1) and seventh from the three-point line (32.0).

SU is riding a five-game, win streak entering the weekend and leads the SCAC with an unblemished 5-0 record. TLU is looking for its first win in the conference and is 5-10 overall after dropping eight consecutive outings.