Gents close regular season strong
Friday, February 21, 2014
Centenary (La.) (16-9, 10-4)
Austin College (8-15, 4-10)
2/21/2014 | Sherman, Texas (Hughey Gym) | Attendance: 234
Centenary (La.)494594
Austin College394584
Stats at a GlanceCENTAC-M
FG Percentage.627 (32-51) .437 (31-71)
3P FG Percentage.700 (7-10) .375 (12-32)
FT Percentage.676 (23-34) .588 (10-17)
Offensive Rebounds810
Defensive Rebounds3219
Total Rebounds4029
Bench Points2720
Statistical LeadersCENTAC-M
PointsJonathan Blount - 36
Brian Baehl - 25
ReboundsJonathan Blount - 8
Austin Freet - 11
AssistsCaden Cheramie - 5
Brian Baehl - 5
Jordan Hancock - 5
StealsJonathan Blount - 1
James Sapp - 1
Kendall Demouchet - 1
Saro Ntagha - 1
Austin Brewster - 2
BlocksKendall Demouchet - 2
Alvin Michael - 2

SHERMAN, Texas – The Centenary men’s basketball team closed out the regular season with a 94-84 win at Austin College on Friday evening. The Gents improve to 16-9 overall and 10-4 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Jonathan Blount continued his scoring prowess with a team-best 36 points on the night. The feat comes after the Shreveport, La., native scored the program’s single-game best 53 earlier in the week. The senior also grabbed season-best eight rebounds in the win.

Caden Cheramie added 18 points for the Maroon and White.

Brian Baehl led the Roos with 25 points as Ransom Okpala added 21 points. Alan Sullivan rounded out the scoring group with 15 points as Austin Freet grabbed a team-leading 11 rebounds.

The Gents took a 10-point advantage in at the break and held even with the Roos in the second half as both squads posted 45 points.

The two teams exchanged advantages over the first 12 minutes of play, but with eight minutes remaining in the opening stanza a Blount jumper placed the Gents in front 25-23. The Maroon and White never trailed the remainder of the way grabbing its largest lead of the game at 48-34 with 1:30 left before the intermission.

Austin College challenged for the lead in second half even forcing a tie with just under five minutes to play, but Centenary closed the final minutes with a 15-6 run to capture its 10th conference win of the season.

Centenary awaits its seeding for the SCAC Championships next weekend. The Gents could finish as high as the second seed or as low as the fourth seed.