Gents claim third, straight SCAC contest
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Centenary (La.) (10-8, 5-3 SCAC)
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Schreiner (10-10, 6-3 SCAC)
2/1/2014 | Kerrville, Texas (Edington Center) | Attendance: 350
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Centenary (La.)403777
Schreiner273259
Stats at a GlanceCENTSCH-M
FG Percentage.548 (23-42) .396 (19-48)
3P FG Percentage.588 (10-17) .235 (4-17)
FT Percentage.913 (21-23) .654 (17-26)
Offensive Rebounds57
Defensive Rebounds2514
Total Rebounds3021
Turnovers1816
Steals68
Bench Points2825
Statistical LeadersCENTSCH-M
PointsJonathan Blount - 19
AJ Myres - 19
ReboundsJames Sapp - 11
Hollis Robinson - 9
AssistsCaden Cheramie - 8
Charlie Nunez - 3
StealsJairus Browning - 4
AJ Myres - 4
BlocksJames Sapp - 1
Kendall Demouchet - 1

KERRVILLE, Texas – The Centenary men’s basketball team claimed its third straight Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory with a 77-59 decision at Schreiner University on Saturday afternoon. The Gents improve to 10-8 and 5-2 in the conference.

The win for the Maroon and White marks the first time since the 2003-04 season that the program has recorded 10 wins on Feb. 1. The 2003-04 squad finished the season 16-12 overall.

Jonathan Blount paced a trio of Gents in double-digits with 19 points. The point total ties the Shreveport, La., native for 14th all-time in points with 1,280. Blount shares to position with Marro Hawkins who played four seasons from 1986-90.

Donovan Williams and Justin Cueto each tallied 10 points to round out the double figure producers. The effort marks a career-high for Cueto. James Sapp led the Gents on the glass with 11 rebounds – one shy of tying his career mark.

Centenary never trailed en route to claiming its second win over the Mountaineers (10-10, 6-3 SCAC) this season. Williams gave the Gents their first double-digit advantage draining a three-pointer at the 2:10 mark of the opening 20 minutes to post the score at 35-23.

Schreiner attempted to rally in the outing cutting the lead to as few as seven points midway through the second half, but Cueto trey at the 8:44 mark reestablished the Gents double figure margin. The Maroon and White never allowed the lead under single digits the remainder of way – reaching its largest lead of the game at 71-51 with 4:30 left to play.

AJ Myres led SU with 19 points as Hollis Robinson and Maverick Harris each added 12 points. Robinson also collected a team-best nine rebounds.

Centenary shot 54.8 percent from the field in the effort including a 58.8 clip from behind the arc. The Gents connected on a season-best 91.3 percent from the charity stripe.

The Mountaineers finished shooting 39.6 percent from the floor and 23.5 percent from the 3-point line. SU was 65.4 percent from the stripe.

Centenary returns to action on Tuesday, Feb.4 as the Gents open a three-game homestand against Austin College.