Blount ties career-high as Gents knock off top-ranked Trinity
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Trinity University (13-8, 8-2)
at
Centenary (La.) (12-8, 7-3)
4/7/2014 | Shreveport, La. (Gold Dome) | Attendance: 477
1st2ndFinal
Trinity University322557
Centenary (La.)403575
Stats at a GlanceTUMCENT
FG Percentage.412 (21-51) .491 (26-53)
3P FG Percentage.300 (6-20) .421 (8-19)
FT Percentage.643 (9-14) .682 (15-22)
Offensive Rebounds1210
Defensive Rebounds2123
Total Rebounds3333
Turnovers125
Steals18
Bench Points2518
Statistical LeadersTUMCENT
PointsRobert Kitzinger - 12
Jonathan Blount - 31
ReboundsRobert Kitzinger - 4
Craig Saltarelli - 4
Zach Lambert - 4
James Sapp - 13
AssistsRobert Kitzinger - 3
Matt Selling - 3
Caden Cheramie - 5
StealsJonathan Wilt - 1
Jairus Browning - 2
Kendall Demouchet - 2
Caden Cheramie - 2
BlocksMatt Selling - 2
Jonathan Blount - 1
Kendall Demouchet - 1
Caden Cheramie - 1
Donovan Williams - 1

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary men’s basketball team ran its win streak to five games following a 75-57 win over the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference leading Trinity University. The victory places the Gents (12-8, 7-3 SCAC) in a two-way tie with Schreiner for second in the league. TU falls to 13-8 and 8-2.

The decision avenges an 82-61 setback at Trinity earlier this season. Since the loss the Gents have claimed six of their last seven affairs.

Jonathan Blount paced the Maroon and White with 31 points-tying his career mark set last season at Louisiana College. Kendall Demouchet joined the Shreveport senior in double-digits with 10 points on the night.

James Sapp grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds in the effort – marking his third consecutive game with double figure boards.

Centenary shot 49 percent from the floor including 8 of 19 from behind the arc.

After the Tigers opened as much as a seven-point lead in the opening minutes of the contest, Centenary claimed its first lead of the game at the 5:34 mark on a Caden Cheramie free throw. The two squads exchanged leads over the next few minutes, but with 2:29 left to play in the opening stanza a Demouchet jumper placed the Gents back in front 31-28. The advantage held the remainder of the half as the Maroon and White took 40-32 into the break.

Centenary reached its first double figure lead of the game early in second half and proceeded to extend the margin to as much as 20 points – its largest lead of the game – with 2:02 left to play. The Gents defense held the Tigers to just 23 percent shooting in the second half after allowing a 52 clip in the opening stanza. Trinity finished the night shooting 41 percent from the field.

Robert Kitzinger finished with 12 points to lead TU with Jimmy Clark adding 10 points.

Centenary returns to action on Saturday as the Gents host Southwestern at 4 p.m.