Gents advance to semifinals
Friday, February 28, 2014
Southwestern (Tex.) (8-18)
Centenary (La.) (17-9)
2/28/2014 | Trinity University, Webster Gymnasium | Attendance: 468
Southwestern (Tex.)264571
Centenary (La.)324274
Stats at a GlanceSUMBBCENT
FG Percentage.404 (21-52) .388 (19-49)
3P FG Percentage.154 (2-13) .278 (5-18)
FT Percentage.771 (27-35) .674 (31-46)
Offensive Rebounds89
Defensive Rebounds2830
Total Rebounds3639
Bench Points1420
Statistical LeadersSUMBBCENT
PointsMichael Cantu - 26
Jonathan Blount - 23
ReboundsMichael Cantu - 6
Jonathan Blount - 8
James Sapp - 8
Kendall Demouchet - 8
AssistsChase Kocher - 5
Jairus Browning - 3
Kendall Demouchet - 3
StealsChris Lee - 4
Kendall Demouchet - 3
BlocksJosh Tates - 1
Sean Myers - 1
Saro Ntagha - 2

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Centenary men’s basketball team marched on into the semifinal round of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships with a 74-71 victory over Southwestern on Friday evening. The win moves the Gents to 17-9 overall.

Jonathan Blount led the Maroon and White with 23 points en route to becoming the new single-season scoring leader in SCAC history with 620 points. The Shreveport, La., native also moved to 10th all-time in scoring at Centenary with 1,511 points.

Caden Charemie added 14 points for the Gents with 12 coming from Kendall Demouchet and 10 off the bench from Brooks Pawsat. Blount, Demouchet along with James Sapp grabbed a team-best eight rebounds each in the win.

Leading by six points at the break, Centenary grabbed its largest lead of the game with 9:49 left to play at 55-42 on a Blount free throw. However SU answered with a 20-7 run that covered just over six minutes and knotted the game at 62-all with 2:51 remaining on the clock.

Four free throws from Blount extended the lead to 68-63 with a 1:40 on the clock, but again the Pirates surged forth cutting the lead to one point on two occasions – the last coming with three ticks remaining, but Cheramie would break free and score his final points of the night as time expired clinching the opening round win.

Centenary which was just 31 for 46 from the line for the game knocked down eight, straight shots from the charity stripe down the stretch – all coming from Blount – in the win. The senior finished the contest 17-of-21 from the line.

Michael Cantu led Southwestern with 26 points and grabbed a team-best six rebounds.

Centenary moves on to face Schreiner at 3 p.m. on Saturday.