Demouchet career-high lead Gents to fourth, straight SCAC win
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Austin College (6-12, 2-7 SCAC)
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Centenary (La.) (11-8, 6-3 SCAC)
2/4/2014 | Shreveport, La. (Gold Dome) | Attendance: 275
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Austin College332760
Centenary (La.)354075
Stats at a GlanceAC-MCENT
FG Percentage.267 (16-60) .568 (25-44)
3P FG Percentage.286 (8-28) .385 (5-13)
FT Percentage.741 (20-27) .769 (20-26)
Offensive Rebounds179
Defensive Rebounds1429
Total Rebounds3138
Turnovers1116
Steals65
Bench Points1319
Statistical LeadersAC-MCENT
PointsJeremy Swisher - 16
Kendall Demouchet - 20
ReboundsAlvin Michael - 6
TEAM - 6
James Sapp - 11
AssistsBrian Baehl - 2
Ransom Okpala - 2
Jairus Browning - 6
StealsBrian Baehl - 2
Austin Freet - 2
Jairus Browning - 1
James Sapp - 1
Kendall Demouchet - 1
Caden Cheramie - 1
Donovan Williams - 1
BlocksAlan Sullivan - 2
Kendall Demouchet - 8

SHREVEPORT, La. – Kendall Demouchet posted a career-high 20 points and blocked eight shots to help lead the Centenary men’s basketball team to its fourth straight win in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a 75-60 win over Austin College. The Gents move to 11-8 overall and are tied for second in the SCAC at 6-3.

Demouchet’s career mark is the third time the freshman has paced the Maroon and White in scoring. The Lafayette, La., native finished two blocks shy of tying the school record of 10 set by Centenary Hall of Famer Robert Parish in 1973.

Jonathan Blount finished with 18 points as Caden Cheramie and Brooks Pawsat each added 12 points. James Sapp tallied his second consecutive contest with double figure rebounds with 11.

Centenary held Austin College to just 26.7 percent shooting – the lowest by an opponent this season. The Gents connected on 56.8 percent of its shots from the floor – marking the sixth time this season that the Maroon and White has connected on 50 percent or better.

The Gents took advantage of the inside posting 32 of points inside the paint and doubling up the Roos in the category.

AC grabbed the early advantage in the affair and held the lead for half of the opening 20 minutes. Centenary grabbed its first lead, 17-14, at the 8:00 minute mark on a layup by Pawsat. The lead stood until the under two minute mark when the front end of a Austin Freet free throw gave the Roos a narrow 30-29 lead. The Gents regained the lead quickly and took a 35-33 margin into the locker room.

Centenary extended the deficit through the first 10 minutes of the of the second stanza grabbing a 57-45 lead. The Gents reached their largest lead of the game, 60-45, with 7:36 remaining on a Demouchet free throw.

Austin College attempted a run at the lead cutting it to within eight points with 2:19 to play, but the Gents closed the contest with a 7-0 run earn the conference tilt.

Jeremy Swisher led the Roos with 16 points. Brian Baehl added 12 with 10 coming from Freet.

Centenary returns to action on Friday, Feb. 7 as the Gents host Trinity. Tip is slated for 6 p.m.