Defense spurs Gents to win over Hendrix
Photo by: Douglas Collier/The Times
Defense spurs Gents to win over Hendrix
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Hendrix (3-4)
Centenary (3-5)
12/7/2014 | Shreveport, La. (Gold Dome) | Attendance: 333
Stats at a GlanceHCCENT
FG Percentage.490 (25-51) .486 (34-70)
3P FG Percentage.250 (4-16) .429 (9-21)
FT Percentage.409 (9-22) .941 (16-17)
Offensive Rebounds1113
Defensive Rebounds2424
Total Rebounds3537
Bench Points3053
Statistical LeadersHCCENT
PointsAaron Steele - 11
Caden Cheramie - 17
ReboundsLuke Vance - 8
James Sapp - 8
AssistsGabe Gumm - 3
Travion Kirkendoll - 4
Kendall Demouchet - 4
Caden Cheramie - 4
StealsSean Criswell - 1
John Ogle - 1
Aaron Steele - 1
Kendall Demouchet - 4
BlocksAaron Steele - 1
Gearen Littlefield - 1
Kendall Demouchet - 1
Trey Barstow - 1

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary men’s basketball team forced a season-high 26 turnovers en route to a 93-63 win over Hendrix College. The victory opened a season-long, three-game homestand for the Gents, who improved to 3-5 on the season.

Centenary, which forced 22 turnovers in the opening half, capitalized on the Warrior miscues scoring 40 points.

“I’m proud of the effort in the first half and our defensive pressure. That was our game plan coming into tonight and see it executed makes us very proud of our effort. Forcing 22 turnovers in a half is exceptional,” said head coach Adam Walsh. “We got defensive contributions from everyone in the first half and the second half took care of itself. We were able to play some guys and get some others guys some rest. We’ve got a tough stretch at home with two more games this week and we hope people will get excited and come out to watch.”

Caden Cheramie led the Maroon and White with 17 – one off his season-high – while Justin Cueto and Travion Kirkendoll each added 15 points for the squad. Cueto’s 15 points marked a career-high for the junior. James Sapp rounded out the Gents double figure producers with 14 points.

Centenary posted season-best shooting percentages in the win as they connected on 48.6 percent from the floor, 42.9 from behind the arc and knocked down 94.1 percent from the charity stripe (16-of-17).

The Maroon and White received production from its bench as Kirkdendoll and Sapp led a scoring charge that accounted for 53 points in the outing.

Centenary pulled down a 37 rebounds in the affair, led by eight from Sapp. The mark is the third most this season for the Gents, but marked the first contest this season the Maroon and White have out-rebounded an opponent as Hendrix grabbed 35 boards.

Aaron Steele stood as the only Warrior in double figures with 11 points off the bench. Hendrix shot 49 percent from the field, but was held to 4-of-16 from behind the arc and only 40.9 percent from the free-throw line.

Centenary returns to action on Wednesday, Dec. 10 as they welcome the University of Texas at Dallas. Tip is slated for 6 p.m.